Issue 109

Midwifery Today Issue 109Theme: The Placenta

The placenta … what an organ! Though still mysterious to many, some in our culture seem to be slowly learning of its postpartum benefits. This issue is filled—and I mean filled (over 25 articles!)—with placenta stories and wisdom, as well as information on group B strep, homebirth transfers, how to support Muslim families as a midwife and so much more. In this packed issue, you will read from Robin Lim, Michel Odent, midwife Sister MorningStar, Jodi Selander (the placenta expert!), herbalist Susun Weed and others. Please remember that a subscription to Midwifery Today is a wonderful gift to the childbirth educator, midwife, obstetrician, doula, nurse and pregnant mother in your life. Thank you for your support. Enjoy!

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Thoughts on Homebirth Transfer

I am hiring a birth professional for the care I want. I hope I give birth at home, but I understand that there is a continuum of where I might give birth, home or hospital. What matters to me is that I will have my midwife with me. I think of it more as hiring a person I trust than planning a birth in my home Read more…. Thoughts on Homebirth Transfer

Mercy In Action Midwives Form Disaster Response to Deadly Super Typhoon

Midwife Vicki Penwell describes her experience of providing aide with Mercy In Action in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan. Read more…. Mercy In Action Midwives Form Disaster Response to Deadly Super Typhoon

Motherbaby Placenta: State of Emergency

A very emotional and powerful story about the recent Typhoon that ravaged the Philippines and how Robin Lim and her team helped mothers and families in the aftermath. Read more…. Motherbaby Placenta: State of Emergency

A Midwife between Worlds

Midwife Aubre Tompkins shares her experience of being a CNM who works at a free-standing birth center.

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Research on Placenta Encapsulation

Author Jodi Selander is currently working with UNLV on placenta research. This article discusses their work.

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Placentophagy

Natural childbirth advocate and obstetrician Michel Odent speaks of placentophagy as a ubiquitous behavior amongst mammals and primates even though it has never been an instinctively human behavior.

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The Placenta Encapsulation Movement

Placenta expert Jodi Selander shares how the placenta encapsulation movement got its start in the US.

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