The Threat of Technology
- Vaginal ultrasound: Diagnostic aid or tool of abuse—Marion Toepke McLean, CNM
This test has its advantages, but must be used with prudence.
- Urban guerrilla midwives—Sharon Merecki, CNM, and Miday Belden, CNM
“The daily realities of midwifing in a large tertiary care center challenge us….”
- No heroics, just love
The baby’s heart defect was not compatible with life.
- This man loves midwives—Poppy Shell
Marsden Wagner has promoted midwifery through his writing and lectures.
- Birth plan—Janine DeBaise
Thoughts taken from the dreams of 200 women.
- With scars in my uterus and heart—Cheryl Ettinger
How can we protect women from technology, yet follow our protocols?
- Knitting needles, cameras and electronic fetal monitors—Michel Odent, M.D.
A cultural misunderstanding of birth physiology threatens women.
- A blending of two worlds—Sharon Glass Jonquil, CNM
Modern midwifery is an uneasy balance of brain and tool vs. heart and hands.
- The pain of labour—Andrea Robertson
It hurts to give birth. But there is a special biological role for that pain.
- The belly of the beast—Roxi Augustine, RN
“I make a profound difference in the women’s lives that I touch.”
- A grand triumph—Judy Edmunds
A woman succeeds in having a homebirth, despite her doctor’s wishes.
- Pursuing the Birth Machine—An update by Marsden Wagner, M.D.
Important new information has become available on some technologies.
- Searching for appropriate birth technology—Robert and Rosalind Weston
A review of Pursuing the Birth Machine.
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