Barbara Finderle completed the School for Midwives in 1995 and was employed by the Clinic of Gynecology and Obstetrics of the Clinical Hospital in Rijeka, working as a midwife in the delivery room. She graduated from the Higher School of Medicine in 2001. Since 1998 she has been a member of Croatian Association of Midwives, and is currently chairwoman. In 2004 she was elected as delegate for European and World Associations of Midwives. Barbara advocates a more humane approach in obstetrics and the woman’s right of choice, together with a noninterventional and nonmedicated birth.
Photo by Matthias Mullie
Like many parts of the world, birth has become medicalized in Croatia. Two midwives write of their efforts to provide women with safe and meaningful births.
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