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