Birth Change

One of my most important roles in my midwifery life is that of encourager. My desire is that you carry out the dreams given to you – and I know you have them. I delight in telling about people carrying out their dreams as a way, hopefully, to inspire you. Read more

A Modern Midwife’s Experience with Ancient Maya Techniques of Abdominal/Uterine Massage

The author shares some brief theory and many anecdotal experiences that are representative of what women report from the use of Maya Massage. Read more

The Bridge of Life: Options for Placentas

The thought occurred to me the other day that some people may find the use of their baby’s placenta as medicine unusual. I also have begun to see that many people do not know the placenta’s purpose and how it works. Read more

Finding Better Solutions to End Bullying: What an Organization Can Do

Editor’s note: This article first appeared in Midwifery Today, Issue 84, Winter 2007. Subscribe to Midwifery Today Magazine This final article in our series on bullying addresses what organizations can do to end bullying, as well as legislative solutions that have been proposed. “What should move us to action is human dignity: the inalienable dignity of the oppressed, but also the dignity of each of us. We lose dignity if we tolerate the intolerable.” —Dominique de Menil Surveys, studies and scholarly research show that bullying is rampant within the realm of health care. This problem exists in all levels of health care and, although many health journals are silent on the matter, the mental health field is finding more and more correlations between workplace violence and mental health trauma. Now organizations such the Work Place Trauma Institute (WPTI) are drawing attention to the problem by working on legislation to protect individuals who currently… Read more