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Midwifery Today Magazine

Where do the articles come from?
We publish articles from all over the world. Ninety-five percent of what we publish is original, although we occasionally reprint from other publications. Most of our writers are midwives, doctors, doulas, childbirth educators, academics or other specialists. A few of our writers are parents and journalists. Submissions may be sent to mgeditor@midwiferytoday.com. Please refer to our submission guidelines (for writer and artists) for more information.
Who writes for Midwifery Today magazine?
Our regular contributors include the following persons. Please click on a name to read a full biography.
  • Jan Tritten, founder, editor-in-chief and publisher of Midwifery Today magazine
  • Robbie Davis-Floyd, PhD, Research Fellow in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Texas, Austin
  • Gloria Lemay, private birth attendant in Vancouver, BC, Canada
  • Michel Odent, MD, author, founder of the Primal Health Research Centre in London
  • Marion Toepke McLean, CNM, and contributing editor for Midwifery Today
  • Robin Lim, author, poet, midwife and educator who lives in Bali, Indonesia
  • Susun S. Weed, herbalist, author and speaker
  • Sister MorningStar, CPM, midwifery teacher and writer living in the Ozark Mountains of Missouri
  • Jane Beal, midwife, professor and writer who lives in the Bay area
  • Gail Hart, CPM, midwifery teacher living in the Pacific Northwest
  • and you?
What kinds of articles are you looking for?
Well-written technical articles by doctors, midwives, doulas, childbirth educators, nutritionists, herbalists and other practitioners. Birth stories that are beautifully written and have something to teach the practitioner. Stories about midwifery practices in other countries. Well-written academic articles on the subject of midwifery by experts.
How much do you pay?
We don’t, but authors whose full-length articles are published in our magazine receive a one year subscription, plus two copies of the issue in which they’re published.
How do I submit an article for consideration?
We prefer electronic submission. E-mail us at mgeditor@midwiferytoday.com.
How do I get permission to reprint articles?
Please call and ask to speak to someone in the editorial department, or e-mail us at mgeditor@midwiferytoday.com.

Generally, we allow teachers and practitioners to make small numbers of reprints of our articles so long as both the copyright of the author and of Midwifery Today are respected. Please be sure the name of the author and the publication and issue number appear on the reprints.

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How do I subscribe to E-News/manage my subscription?
Go to: https://midwiferytoday.com/newsletters/ to subscribe to Midwifery Today E-News or one of our other newsletters. To manage your subscription, please click the links at the bottom of any mailed newsletter.

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How can I find a midwife in my area?
Be sure to check your local phone book under the headings midwifery services, birth centers or childbirth education. You can also check on the following websites: American College of Nurse-Midwives/ACNM, Mothers Naturally (Midwives Alliance of North America / MANA), and Citizens for Midwifery. An Internet search is always a good idea: Just put midwife plus your location in the search box. (For example: midwife Eugene Oregon) You could also ask on your favorite forums or social networking sites. Be persistent, take care, and talk to as many midwives as possible to find the best fit—there’s someone out there just for you!
How do I become a midwife?
This question has a thousand answers. How you become a midwife is a very individual choice. If you have the capability, find a midwife to apprentice with. Firsthand experience is a great way to learn. There are also many distance-learning programs and direct-entry schools. Midwifery Today offers many resources for aspiring and beginning midwives: for more information, visit our Become a Midwife page.

If you’ve already started your studies, you may want to get the Student Midwives Package. It includes a one-year subscription to Midwifery Today, back issue Midwifery Today Issue 78 on Education, the Birth Song Midwifery Workbook and Birth Wisdom: Tricks of the Trade Vol. III. The Birth Song Midwifery Workbook is a study guide with 11 chapters that cover the basics of normal birth and midwifery, including reproductive anatomy, embryology and fetal development, nutrition and herbs, prenatal care and normal labor and birth.

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