Midwifery Today Issue 76

Issue 76

Winter 2006

Midwifery Today Issue 76Theme: Posterior Position

Posterior Position refers to a baby being born facing up, rather than down. When you read this issue, you’ll learn how to determine the position of the baby, assist a mother with turning the baby, either during the pregnancy or during birth, or help with the birth when the baby doesn’t turn. Posterior babies often cause back labor, so identifying the condition early will help a midwife to assist mom in delivering the baby and avoid damaging medical interventions. This issue also contains interesting accounts of birth in Africa and Mexico, as well as interviews, photos and birth stories.

Miss Sophia Segarra was born at 1:10 am, July 2, 2005, to two ridiculously doting parents, Jessica Cagle, Midwifery Today advertising director, and proud dad, Frank Segarra. Jessica started at MT in 2002 as Managing Editor, and promised herself that her own baby would one day appear on the cover. Three years later, Sophia arrived. She weighed only 5 lb, 10 oz. at birth, but has since nursed her way up to 12 lb.

Minhoon Kim, MT’s new designer, took the photo in our office, where Sophia has been working in her mom’s arms since she was six weeks old. It was a quick photo shoot, just enough time to get a few good photos and for the subject to pee on the office couch!

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  • Poetry
  • From the Editor
  • Networking
  • Tricks of the Trade
  • Midwifery Model of Care—Phase II
  • Marion’s Message
  • Media Reviews
  • News
  • Classified Advertising
  • Calendar
  • Photo Album
  • Posterior Labor: A Pain in the Back—Valerie El Halta
  • A Decade of Nurse-Midwifery Practice, and Done—Sharon Glass Jonquil
  • Just Say No to DrugsEsther Marilus
  • Birth Crisis—Lori Wrankle
  • Response to “Birth Crisis”—Elise Hansen
  • They Do Come Out—Kari Benson
  • Occiput Posterior Position Should Be Exceptionally Rare at Birth—Michel Odent
  • Homeopathic Tools for Occiput Posterior Position—Piper Martin
  • An Interview with Mabel Dzata—Heather Long
  • Lecithin: It Isn’t Just for Plugged Milk Ducts and Mastitis Anymore—Cheryl Renfree Scott
  • Is Posterior Position Really a Problem?—Wintergreen
  • Giving Birth: A Midwife’s Faith in Birth Is Reborn—Dena Moes
  • Birth and Death: The Mystery of Mortality, An Interview with Jeannine Parvati Baker, Part Two—Sarah Naomi Bly
  • Reclaiming a Cuban Heritage, Nassau, Bahamas, September 2005—Marina Alzugaray
  • Bahamas 2005 Scrapbook
  • An Extraordinary Ordinary Birth—Angelia Brea Mercer
  • Reducing the Risk of Postpartum Depression—Adarsa Antares
  • A Call to Action: Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC) in Crisis in Florida—Darjee Sahala
  • HIV in Postpartum and Baby Care—Nancy Miller
  • The Business of Midwifery: Documentation for Success II—Linda Lieberman
  • Heavy Metal Toxicity and the Unborn Child—Janine Bowring

International Midwife

  • Cards & Letters
  • What Hope Looks Like: A Visit to the Fistula Hospital—Deborah Craig
  • Homebirth in Nigeria: Obstacles and Prospects—Andrew I. Ewere
  • Mexico Birth Center: Part II—Joni Nichols
  • Traditional Mexican Midwife: Doña Enriqueta Contreras—Translated by Robbie Davis-Floyd

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