One of the most popular and cherished Egyptian celebrations is the celebration for welcoming babies into the world, the Sebou’. It is a tradition that dates back to ancient Egypt.
This frequent contributor shares the variety of breech births that she has been a part of.
A philosophical piece on the innate ability to give birth.
Using stories from her practice, Margie Dacko reflects on the conundrum of truly knowing a due date.
The maternal/child health system is broken, but doulas around the country are developing programs to change that. Learn about some of them in this timely article.
I have been thinking about the theme of connection since I returned from the Bad Wildbad, Germany, Midwifery Today conference last month. Midwifery Today conferences provide a unique environment in which to support in-person connections to the sacred and ancient traditions of supporting women, families, and babies during the childbearing years. They have the added value of providing a space for practitioners from all over the world to connect to information provided by speakers and practitioners who share with one another.
This article in the homebirth midwife series focuses on the initial interview.
Being a midwife in the early days of the US was a risky proposition—if you were considered to be on the wrong side of the church and had the bad luck to help deliver a baby with birth defects.
Often a deviated uterus will lead to an automatic cesarean. Jessica Gray writes about how this difference in her physiology led to her happy breech births.