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Tricks of the Trade: Issue 131

Tricks of the Trade and Quote of the Quarter: Issue 131

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Zebel and Salome, the Virgin Mary’s Midwives: Doubt, Faith, and the Miraculous in a Medieval Legend

Drawing from extra-Biblical texts, Jane Beal writes about the Virgin Mary’s midwives and other details regarding the birth of Jesus.

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Freebirthing

Unassisted childbirth is a choice being made by some low-risk women. This article includes testimonials from some of them and suggests that we be less judgmental and try to understand what is motivating them.

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Bimanual Compression of the Uterus: Its Place in Midwifery Practice

Learn about the hows and whys of this technique to stop postpartum hemorrhage.

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Tools for Easing Grief and Birth Trauma

Whether naturopathy, herbalism, homeopathy, counseling, or energy work—all are tools for to help birthworkers ease grief and birth trauma in their clients.

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Media Reviews: Issue 128

Media Review Issue 128. Giving Birth in America, Why Induction Matters, Inducing Labor: Making Informed Decisions, 2nd ed, The National Heirloom Expo. Read more…. Media Reviews: Issue 128

When Vacations Are Not Enough

Burnout is a well-known pitfall among midwives. Murray discusses the midwife shortage and ways to avoid burnout among those who choose this profession.

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Traditional Postpartum Practices and Rituals in Iran

Many cultures around the world observe specific postpartum rituals and practices. Midwives’ understanding of traditional postpartum practices can inform the provision of culturally competent perinatal services.

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Varicose Veins in Pregnancy

This article elucidates when and why varicose veins occur, what medical studies suggest for treatment, and what other midwives and mothers have found helpful.

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Complications of Childbirth

Complications of childbirth are frightening for moms-to-be—yet they exist. Luckily, in our present day and age, there are effective treatments for most. Learning to deal with complications—to bring moms and babies through safely—is an important part of a midwife’s learning. Read more…. Complications of Childbirth

Tricks of the Trade – Issue 128

Editor’s note: This article first appeared in Midwifery Today, Issue 128, Winter 2018.Subscribe to Midwifery Today Magazine Birth Bag Helpers I have an Arnica 10M I made, which will melt a stubborn anterior lip like butter! I also carry a couple of homeopathics in liquid form, which I tend to think work more quickly. A… Read more…. Tricks of the Trade – Issue 128

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The Preceptor-Student Relationship

The preceptor and student have a symbiotic relationship that serves to move the field of midwifery forward. This article outlines helpful tips for navigating this important relationship, the responsibilities of the student, and the ways in which both preceptor and student benefit from their collaboration.

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