Midwifery Today, Issue 33, Spring 1995
Theme: Second Stage
The last minutes before parenthood: second stage of labor! Issue 33 looks at the power of words, medicalization of second stage, choice of positions, how birth is experienced by women who have been adopted, and how to see second stage as a time of truth and trust. As well, a personal trainer shows women how and why to prepare their bodies for birth, and a mother gently tells birth practitioners how to help grieving families through a stillbirth and the hours and months of recovery that follow.