Midwifery Today Issue 102
Theme: Fourth Stage
For many new parents, the postpartum period is a time of survival. The myriad changes that have just taken place emotionally, physically, mentally and financially can be difficult to transition into, but for many in our culture, this sensitive time is overlooked or under-supported. Some view this “fourth trimester” of birth as a nesting time, others see it as the first three months of a baby’s life and still others see it as only the first one or two hours after birth. In this issue of Midwifery Today, you will read how some of the rest of the world views this time, as well as gain some information on newborn procedures and practices.
Photo by Pattie O’Loughlin
I have been asked to write about the first stage of labor and I will, I promise. However, this topic cannot be discussed without also talking about related matters, so please bear with me as we travel in and out from 1 cm to the big 10 (or, in the case of a breech baby, 11!).
Read more…. Leaving the Farmhouse: Musings on the First Stage of Labor
Wisdom of the Midwives: Issue 131
If you use a fetoscope (obstetric stethoscope) during labor, how do you use it in your practice? If not, why not? If you do use a fetoscope, which one do you like best? Read more…. Wisdom of the Midwives: Fetoscope Use
Illustration by Gerd Altmann
Editor Jan Tritten shares thoughts about the uphill battle to respect birth, women, and babies and what keeps her moving forward in this quest. Read more…. For the One, For the Many
Reflections of a day in the life of a midwife in Jerusalem.
Read more…. A Day in the Life
Helen Claira Burt—instagram.com/hellies.goddesses
When you are a homebirth midwife with a lot of kids of your own, how they choose to give birth may not quite fit with how you had envisioned it. Waechter shares her compelling personal story, with a focus on the need to support your children in their own journeys.
Read more…. When Grandma Is a Midwife
Photo by Kate Krivanec
This frequent contributor shares the variety of breech births that she has been a part of.
Read more…. Babies Put Their Foot Down
Photo by Anastasia Golovina
Learn what to cover in an initial free consultation visit for first-time homebirth clients.
Read more…. The Portable Office: The Introductory Consultation Visit
Midwife Vijaya Krishnan gives the readers of Midwifery Today a helpful article that will educate them on how best to avoid a primary cesarean. Read more…. Prevention of the Primary Cesarean Section: Facts, Myths, and Tips
Midwifery & Childbirth News
Spring 2019, Issue 129
Read more…. Midwifery & Childbirth News: Issue 129