Issue 114

Midwifery Today Issue 114

Theme: Posterior

Our readers often say that Midwifery Today is one of their favorite magazines because they learn essential midwifery skills—such as how to handle a posterior presentation—from each issue. This issue is filled with wisdom from Michel Odent, Sister MorningStar, Elizabeth Davis, Gail Tully and other midwives and doulas regarding posterior babies and how to handle them. Other subjects, such as global midwifery models and wise nutrition during pregnancy, are covered as well. Get ready to grab a hot mug of tea and your newest issue of Midwifery Today, and settle in for a nice afternoon of reading and learning.

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Posterior Births and Babies

Let’s talk about those sweet babies who decide to present posterior in the uterus and then go on to either change position in labor or be born in a posterior position. I believe it is normal in a baby’s gestational life to be in transverse, breech, posterior, LOA and ROA positions. (There are even other positions our little darlings can get into.)

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Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation

The blood in the heart and blood vessels must remain in a liquid form to maintain life. To achieve this, there is a balance between various elements, some that cause the blood to clot and others that allow it to flow freely.

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Posterior Perspective

A woman’s subjective experience of her pregnancy is important to the midwife. With so many negative birth stories and comments bombarding mothers today, the last thing a midwife wants is for the pregnant mother in her care to be stressed by negative talk during a prenatal.

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Posterior Questions and Answers

With over 7000 births under her belt, I think we can safely say that midwife Diane Goslin is an expert when it comes to birth. In this article, she shares her wisdom with regard to posterior presentations. Read more…. Posterior Questions and Answers

History of Midwifery in Japan

It is always interesting to learn of other cultures, and in this article, readers go on a journey to Japan, learning about its history of midwifery practices.  Read more…. History of Midwifery in Japan

Primal Heath Research vs. the NIH

Natural birth advocate and French obstetrician Michel Odent once again shares his wisdom with us in this article.

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The Emotional Impact of the Posterior Position

The emotional side of any birth is always important to consider, and Melissa Ellis makes this article especially relevant for this issue’s theme.

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