Midwifery Today, Issue 17, Spring 1991
Theme: Beliefs Shape Midwifery
“Midwifery is an act of faith,” writes Suzanne Arms in Issue 17, and in conjunction with her article, other authors examine this phenomenon from many angles and points of view. Additional articles take a look at circumcision, midwifery in Japan and fascinating birth-related cultural beliefs in Mexico. Folic acid deficiency is discussed in depth, and co-dependency is looked at both in a powerful article and in a journal abstract.