Issue 134

Summer 2020

Theme: Covid-19 in Pregnancy and Birth

Midwives and other birthworkers around the world have been affected by the Covid-19 pandemic that has been shaking the world this year. This issue is focused on what is happening both in the US and internationally in response to the threat, and how that impacts women who are pregnant and giving birth. Additionally, there are articles on cannabis in pregnancy, mental health of non birthing partners, and more.


Cover photo by Esther Edith (estheredith.com). Esther is a birth photographer and doula in Spokane, Washington. She is married to a philosophy professor and has three children. Esther is passionate about her Christian faith and sees every birth as a miraculous gift of life—each is an incredible honor to capture. Having grown up in India, she has always had a passion for women’s rights and organically stepped into the birth world to help women have a voice and know their options in childbirth.

Pictured: This beautiful, newborn baby is about to enjoy a relaxing herbal bath with her mama. Midwife holds baby as she prepares to hand her to her mum. View the emotional home birth story here: youtube.com/watch?v=zLfXDX1g6pM.


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