A Scholarship Solution and Grand Challenge from Mercy In Action

Overseas midwife Vicki Penwell shares her scholarship program and challenges other organizations and midwifery schools to join her in her efforts.

PTSD and Obstetric Violence

In this important read, childbirth trauma is discussed as the result of inadequate and/or violent obstetric care.

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When I Was Arrested

The unfortunate story of a woman’s arrest. Her only “crime” was being a midwife.

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In My Opinion – The Mama Gate

Author Celesta Rannisi shares her idea that perceives the mother as the passageway for her baby’s journey from Heaven to Earth.

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Postpartum Hemorrhage in Bali: A Day at Bumi Sehat

Sita came to Bumi Sehat to have a gentle childbirth. Because she was a brand new doctor, her colleagues had spent nine months trying to convince her to “just have a cesarean.” She told me that most of the doctors she knows no longer believe in the natural process of childbearing. Babies have become like a commodity, something of great value, which must be “delivered” in perfect condition.

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Hemorrhage in Childbearing

A very useful article that presents poverty as one of the causes of hemorrhage.

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Merciér Therapy Helps Infertile Women Achieve Pregnancy

A particular therapy involving abdominal and pelvic work, and its success with previously infertile women, is discussed.

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First, Do No Harm

Editor-in-Chief Jan Tritten shares her thoughts on hemorrhage. “The most important thing I can say about hemorrhage is, ‘Don’t cause one.’”

Seven Hours Postpartum

Creator of the online magazine Mother Wit, author Jenna Hull shares her personal birth stories involving hemorrhage

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