Poetry by Harriette Hartigan
Tricks of the Trade and Quote of the Quarter: Issue 131
With birth stories to illustrate her points, Sister MorningStar discusses variations in pushing times and why we need to stop trying to manage birth.
Carrington’s birth was epic. At 8:12 am, at 39 weeks, things started slowly. We called our doula at 3:30 pm as contractions grew. Around 6 pm, they were four minutes apart, so we headed to our homebirthing place. Once there, my support crew grew: my husband, parents, doula, photographer, and midwives. After an intense night of hard labor I saw the sun. It had already felt like an eternity.
The author shares her experience after thousands of birth that labor is a continuum rather than being divided into stages. If left undisturbed, women will not even experience a “second stage.”
The definitive paper on the safety and outcomes for breech birth at home and in birth centers, with helpful suggestions for midwives.
A short course in hypno-suggestive birth methods as well as predictions for the future.
A story of serving through various births for the same, with a variety of outcomes.
This helpful article explains how a simple household ingredient can be used for a non traumatic treatment for a common problem.
Learn what to cover in an initial free consultation visit for first-time homebirth clients.
This article covers whether there are adverse effects related to the duration of pushing and how pushing should actually be defined.
Drawing from extra-Biblical texts, Jane Beal writes about the Virgin Mary’s midwives and other details regarding the birth of Jesus.