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.)
Occiput Posterior (OP) presentations are somewhat common and can be quite annoying to both the mother and the practitioner. Read more…. My Experience with OP Babies
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.
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.
Sandberg and Carnahan have put together a helpful document giving readers an overview of different birth models around the globe. Read more…. Global Birth Models
Homebirth is safer for most mothers in many ways. For one, there are fewer interventions. The first intervention is stepping outside the door of your home and heading to the hospital. Read more…. There’s No Place Like Home
Midwife Sister MorningStar shares a handout-like article full of wise nutrition tips. Read more…. Wise Nutrition for Pregnancy
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
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
Natural birth advocate and French obstetrician Michel Odent once again shares his wisdom with us in this article.
The emotional side of any birth is always important to consider, and Melissa Ellis makes this article especially relevant for this issue’s theme.