Kristi Zittle

Kristi Zittle has been happily married to her husband, Steve, for nearly 21 years. She has 12 children (with one on the way), and has one home-born grandson. She is a retired midwife who teaches Midwifery SkillsLabs for Ancient Art Midwifery Institute and is a speaker at the Trust Birth Conferences.

Returning to Traditional Midwifery

As normal birth becomes medicalized and fear replaces faith in the birthing process, traditional and considerate midwifery continues to present a path toward happy, healthy families. Read more…. Returning to Traditional Midwifery

Allowing Birth to be Birth: Re-mystifying Second Stage

As she recounts the difficult birth experience that helped lead her to birth work, Zittle reconsiders the delineation of labor into stages and calls for a return to a more holistic assessment of the labor process.

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Journey to the Water

A retired midwife recounts her experiences with waterbirth and shows how she came full-circle with this particular birthing method.

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