Homebirth is the gold standard, God’s standard, the highest standard of Birth possible. The uplifting feeling a mom gets, having birthed in her own power, is unlike anything else in the world.
A midwife shares two stories of homebirths in India, including her first-ever home waterbirth.
A paradigm shift in national health care is imminent. If traditional midwives want to be a part of it, argues Linda Lieberman in this provocative essay, they may have to be willing to temper their renegade spirits and make a few compromises.
A mother-to-be remembers the “fiery, grey-haired, political activist” midwife who caught her two younger brothers and says these memories helped shape her lifelong belief that birth is a natural, normal experience that is best done at home, in the presence of loved ones and a trusted midwife.
A childbirth educator cautions that nutrition is the key to preventing gestational diabetes and having a healthy homebirth.
Since when do we need an expert to tell us where we are comfortable? Since when do we need an expert to tell us with whom we feel relaxed and open and able to poop or make love or birth a baby?
We are losing the knowledge and wisdom of traditional midwifery as fast as we are losing the rainforest. Just as we are discovering this incredible knowledge base, it is disappearing.
Jan discusses how midwives can help with a problem that is rarely discussed: the impact of becoming a father on men who were abused.
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.