Photo by Larry Costales
A midwife, a cattle-herder, a cross-country pioneer, a slave set free, a landowner in Los Angeles, a founder of the First African Methodist Episcopal Church of Los Angeles, and a wealthy woman and socially prominent philanthropist: Bridget “Biddy” Mason was all of these and much more.
Read more…. Bridget “Biddy” Mason: A Black Pioneer Midwife of Nineteenth-century Los Angeles
Photo by Hollie Santos
I am autistic. In previous articles I have written about how masking my autism made it difficult for my midwives to give me the care I needed and about the adjustments my local midwife team made for me when we finally realised how significant my being autistic was to my access to health care. In this article I talk about my experiences after birth.
Read more…. Dealing with Differences in Autism
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Wisdom of the Midwives: Shoulder Dystocia – Issue 137
Read more…. Wisdom of the Midwives: Shoulder Dystocia
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The Pull of the Stars, Emma Donoghue. 2020. (Lebanon, Indiana: Little, Brown and Co., $28, 304 pages, hardcover.) A friend recommended that I read this book, and in return I recommend that you do the same. The book is set in Dublin in 1918 during the “flu” pandemic that swept through the country. True life,… Read more…. Media Reviews – Issue 137
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Photo by Nyana Stoica
A midwife is responsible for knowing and recalling all she is able about any complication that may arise. We have lives in our hands, so we want to know as many techniques for any given situation as we can. Most do not happen very frequently. Shoulder dystocia is one of our big ones; learning all we can and reviewing our knowledge base often is very important. Read more…. From the Editor: Complications and Fear
Photo by Julien Pouplard
Looking out of the door of my hut in Acholiland, northern Uganda, I could see a tree spreading its branches out underneath a cloudy sky. The red earth was wet, everything was green and growing, and cheeping chicks were trailing around after mother hens as roosters crowed. It was the rainy season.
Read more…. Resolving Shoulder Dystocia with the Gaskin Maneuver or McRoberts Maneuver
Happy Postpartum Mother
Photo by Hannah Norris
In past articles I wrote in this series, I mentioned that while visiting Thailand years ago, I found that they have a charming expression that translates in English to “same same but different” (vendors in the market will say this to you repeatedly as they show you different products in the same basic grouping).
Read more…. PostPartum Care in the Context of a Developing Country
Photo by Anastasiia Chepinska
Tout d’abord c’est la sagefemme qui suis les couples enceintes, enseignant la propre nourriture et exercice pour prévenir une hémorragie. Mais de fois ça arrive qu’ont ce rencontre les dernières semaines avant l’accouchement. Comme je ne refuse jamais une femme qui veut vraiment accoucher dans l’eau et personne d’autre veut l’assister, j’ai quelque fois vue des hémorragies.
Read more…. Comment Jerez Les Hémorragies