Celebrating Newborns in Egypt

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.

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Babies Put Their Foot Down

This frequent contributor shares the variety of breech births that she has been a part of.

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Preparing for the Unknown

A philosophical piece on the innate ability to give birth.

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Postmaturity

Using stories from her practice, Margie Dacko reflects on the conundrum of truly knowing a due date.

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Navigating a Broken System: Addressing Racial Disparities in Birth Outcomes

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.

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Doulas Connecting with Doulas

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.

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The Portable Office: The Initial Phone Screen

This article in the homebirth midwife series focuses on the initial interview.

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Jane Hawkins: A Colonial American Midwife and a Complicated Birth

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.

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I Can Do This Work! My Journey into Midwifery

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.

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