Fathers Who Were Abused

Jan discusses how midwives can help with a problem that is rarely discussed: the impact of becoming a father on men who were abused.

Midwifery Is Not a Luxury

Sharing her own experience, the author makes the case that every mom should have the right to have a midwife for her birth.

Midwifery Knowledge Spread Around the World

The other way to spread this midwifery knowledge…is to bring it to the US at the conferences Midwifery Today presents here. I’ve seen that each culture that has not been taken over by interventive, mainstream medical birth culture has a lot to offer the rest of the world in terms of midwifery knowledge.

The Life and Work of a Rope Midwife in Darfur

This is a fictional composite account of the life and work of an imaginary traditional midwife in a Darfur village. It is based on multiple sources of information, including direct experience, observation, personal interviews and the research of others.

The H1N1 Primer for Pregnant Women

This first wave of the H1N1 outbreak in North America has now passed, providing us with important information. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) predicts another wave to come around December and perhaps again in the New Year [2010].

Craniosacral Therapy in the Midwifery Model of Care

Learn about craniosacral therapy and how it can be used to prevent and health birth trauma.

Humor as Natural Medicine

I wish I could think of a punch line for this joke: A midwife, a doula and an obstetrician walk into a bar… but, I don’t really need one since I’ve gotten plenty of laughs just with that opening.

Baby’s Choice

What would a baby choose for her birth? Editor-in-Chief Jan Tritten encourages us to think about what a baby might choose for birth and respect the baby, as well as the mother.