Midwifery Today, Issue 108, Winter 2013
Theme: Third Stage
After a birth, many midwives, doulas, mothers, fathers and even children become scientists as they explore the placenta and umbilical cord, marveling at the twists, colors and texture of what was the baby’s lifeline for nine months (or more!). How wonderful it is to take the time to explore these things and give thanks for the marvelous way in which new life grows and develops. This issue specifically honors the umbilical cord with articles from Michel Odent, Patricia Edmonds, Susun Weed, Sister MorningStar and others. Enjoy!
Cover photo by Emily Robinson (www.emilyrobinsonphoto.com). Emily is a lifestyle family photographer in South Florida who specializes in maternity, birth, newborn and family portraiture. Her work focuses on storytelling and capturing authentic emotional connections between people. When she’s not shooting, editing or obsessing over photography, she enjoys hanging out with her husband, their two young girls and zany dog, Sonny.
Pictured: Stephanie Hyatt, her baby bump, husband and five children. Stephanie later gave birth to Brooklynn Skye on September 22, rounding out her brood to an even three girls and three boys. “I’ve always wanted to have six kids,” she says, “even when I was a child.” Now she can count that life’s goal as completed!