Issue 103

Midwifery Today Issue 103Theme: Shoulder Dystocia

The theme of Midwifery Today Issue 103 is Shoulder Dystocia. It is always beneficial to hone our skills in whatever field of work we find ourselves. Fortunately, this issue of Midwifery Today iwill benefit many childbirth professionals by providing knowledge and insights into shoulder dystocia. Among the wonderful contributors to this issue is Ina May Gaskin, who retells the story of how she came to learn a simple skill that is now known as the “Gaskin maneuver.” Gail Tully, another shoulder dystocia expert, has provided not one, but two articles for this edition of Midwifery Today magazine—both of which will be valuable sources of reference for many of our readers.

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Capable Hands and Calm Eyes: My Sixty Seconds of Shoulder Dystocia

A wonderfully written birth story by a woman who experienced shoulder dystocia during the birth of her child.

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The Power of Natural Progesterone: Treating Hormone-Related Postpartum Depression

This article will prove to be a goldmine for many sufferers of postpartum depression who have wanted an alternative to anti-depressants.

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Arm Behind the Back: A Shoulder Dystocia Complication

Gail Tully offers insight into shoulder dystocia complications by informing on how important it is to look for the placement of the arm.

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Preventing Shoulder Dystocia

French pediatrician and natural childbirth advocate Michel Odent shares his thoughts on the basic needs of a laboring woman and how if these needs were better understood, many shoulder dystocias would be prevented.

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Never, Never, Never Give Up

My first experience with shoulder dystocia was thankfully informed by something I read in the newsletter/magazine that The Farm was publishing at the time (1976). In the article, Ina May explained what is now known as the Gaskin Maneuver. Read more…. Never, Never, Never Give Up

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