This is a parody of a consent form that hospitals would require if they were really being honest about their childbirth practices.
A lovely piece on the midwife and the current state of midwifery.
The preceptor and student have a symbiotic relationship that serves to move the field of midwifery forward. This article outlines helpful tips for navigating this important relationship, the responsibilities of the student, and the ways in which both preceptor and student benefit from their collaboration.
The protocol to induce for postdates at 41 weeks was accepted by medical professionals about 10 years ago. The randomized controlled trials (RCT) for this protocol are based on poor quality studies that included births at high risk of perinatal death, such as premature births and those of diabetics, and entail high rates of noncompliance with protocol (Cohain 2015). There is no good evidence that induction for postdates among low-risk women results in better outcomes for mother or baby.
Photo Album: Photographer: Kayla Gonzales—austinbirthphotos.com
Media Review: In Shock: My Journey From Death to Recovery and the Redemptive Power of Hope
Wisdom of the Midwives: Issue 127
Midwifery & Childbirth News: Issue 127
Letter to the editor, by Judy Slome Cohain