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Cultural traditions can dictate special protocols for the postnatal woman and determine how much blood is “normal.” Author Michele Klein examines cultural ideas about postnatal blood in Asia, the Middle East and on the Internet.
Read more…. Blood: A Private Issue?
Author Michele Klein uses the archetypes of the stork and the phoenix to delve into the issues surrounding burnout within the midwifery profession, and provides examples of “phoenix midwives” who have reinvented themselves and their roles “with women.”
Read more…. The Stork and the Phoenix: Birth, Burnout and Rebirth
“Due to some pregnancy difficulty, the birth will be induced today. Fingers crossed, prayers and thoughts for the baby’s health (and the mother’s) will be accepted.” This was the text of an e-mail that I received a few weeks ago from a very worried Israeli father.
Read more…. Remembrance for Nobody
Photo by Paul Volkmer
A reflection on the nature of time, our culture and midwives.
Read more…. Timeless Tradition
Photo by John McArthur
This article discusses how midwives’ caring natures has conflicted with making money.
Read more…. Profits and Rewards—Why Don’t Midwives Earn High Salaries?