First Stage of Labor … My Reflections

We know that how a pregnant woman experiences, evaluates, and copes with labor depends on: where and with whom she is during labor; her personality; her past experiences dealing with love, empathy, compassion, depression, anxiety, and stressful life events; as well as her partner and providers—whether midwives, doctors, or doulas.

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Umbilical Cord Prolapse

Obstetrician/midwife Fernando Molino discusses the complication of cord prolapse, its different types, risk factors, and how to deal with it when it occurs.

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Early Child Development: Setting the Basis for Effective Communication with Your Unborn Child

Even before conception, and during their life in the womb and the first year of extra-uterine life, all babies experience the feeling of being desired and loved, which is the source of all aspects of life, where there are no opposites, no judgments, no criticism, no condemnation, no discrimination; it is just pure love and surrender during the first phases of consciousness. …

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Waterbirth Anecdotes from Puerto Ardaz, Venezuela (1996-2013)

Midwifery Today conference teacher Fernando Molina shares some of his waterbirth experience from when he assisted births in Venezuela.

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My Journey into Planned Homebirth in Venezuela

A Venezuelan doctor dedicates himself to attending homebirths in his country despite the obstacles thrown at him by government officials, other doctors and others who refuse to see past the accepted, technocratic model of birth.

Opciones de Parto en Venezuela

article in Spanish; One of the “good guys,” Fernando Molina enlightens us on the situation regarding birth choices in Venezuela, in both Spanish in this online article and in English in Midwifery Today Issue 86.