Theme: Trusting Birth
On the other end of the spectrum from technocratic Western birth is the midwife’s simple trust in the normal, perfectly orchestrated processes of birth. Several articles describe and defend that trust. Issue 44 also includes information on sterile water blocks, Part I of an article on baby slings, and a thorough and compassionate look at intersex babies and their families. The International Midwife section takes the reader to pre-Hispanic Mexico and northern Bolivia.