Much of primal health depends on non interference in birth; that is, not performing procedures on women that can negatively affect their babies. The foundation of superior health depends on the one great and original physician-God-who designed the process to work so well. Read more…. We Can Improve Primal Health
Illustration by Minhoon Kim
This second article in our series on bullying discusses what bullies do and why they do it. Read more…. Who Is the Bully?
Editor in Chief Jan Tritten her response and the responses of three other birth professionals about The Lancet’s series of papers on solutions to maternal mortality internationally. Read more…. Here We Go Again
This is the first of four articles on bullying, a problem that has been identified within the profession of midwifery, as well as in many other areas. The next issue will feature The Bully (identifying the bully). Read more…. Bullying
Ghana’s…public health service plays a very important role in promoting maternal and child health care through the provision of antenatal, postnatal and child health services. Despite this hard work WH) estimated that in 2000 Ghana’s maternal mortality ratio was 540 deaths per 100,000 live births. Read more…. Eve’s Foundation
A volunteer at the famous Mexican midwife hospital, C.A.S.A, recounts the birth story of a woman who came from the US to heal the wounds from her first birth while avoiding another c-section. Read more…. Do I have to leave my country and home to have my baby sanely?
Birthkeepers of the world are divided on whether pain does or does not have to exist in birth; each of us is firm in our stance that our belief is right. For many the notion of comfortable or even joyful birthing still remains just outside of our grasp. Read more…. HypnoBirthing: Instinctive Birthing through Relaxation
Cristina Alonso writes about Red Internacional de Parteras Independientes (RIPI), a network of midwives, women and natural birth advocates weaving together their strength, knowledge and profound belief in birth. Read more…. Red Internacional de Parteras Independientes (RIPI)
In this second part of a series on midwifery in the twenty first century, the author talks about the caring hearts and the wisdom of midwifery. She recommends that all midwives share their stories with the world. Read more…. Midwifery Model of Care—Phase II: Midwife Lessons
The author explains how conclusions from a study of early versus late epidurals are flawed and what the study really shows. Read more…. Just Say No to Drugs
De todas maneras nosotras atendemos el parto con nuestro conocimiento, nuestras hierbas, nuestras sobadas y nuestros rezos porque la partera significa vida, luz, amor, trabajo, mujer, responsabilidad, confianza, calidad, economía, esmero, cariño, amabilidad, satisfacción. Esto es lo que nos hace indispensables y diferentes. Y por esto, aunque haya centro de salud en nuestra comunidad las señoras van a atenderse con nosotras. Read more…. Luna Llena: Centro de iniciación a la partería en Oaxaca
We Americans are consumed with the need to believe that we are number one. But here’s a wrenching fact: 41 countries have better infant mortality rates than the US. Read more…. Midwifery and International Maternity Care