Issue 118

Midwifery Today Issue 118Theme: Core Midwifery Skills

Midwifery Today’s goal has always been to bring the best information to midwives and mothers. One of the most effective ways we know of to enact change is through education. That is why we are excited for this issue on Core Midwifery Skills. We have solicited articles from experts in the field of gentle birth, including Michel Odent, Sister MorningStar, Diane Goslin and Vicki Penwell. We hope you enjoy Issue 118, and we are always grateful to hear your feedback, either through our Facebook page or via e-mail at mgeditor@midwiferytoday.com.

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Prevention of the Primary Cesarean Section: Facts, Myths, and Tips

Midwife Vijaya Krishnan gives the readers of Midwifery Today a helpful article that will educate them on how best to avoid a primary cesarean. Read more…. Prevention of the Primary Cesarean Section: Facts, Myths, and Tips

Core Midwifery Skills

Where do we learn the most about birth? I think we learn most from the mothers and babies on their journey. Can we separate core midwifery skills from the face-to-face meeting of the mothers and getting to know them and walking on their journey with them? Read more…. Core Midwifery Skills

Changing the Language of Childbirth

The words we use express our subconscious beliefs. We can perpetuate society’s paradigms by using its language, or we can choose our words to create the change we want to see. Read more…. Changing the Language of Childbirth

Normalizing Birth for the Global Citizen

Midwife Sister Morningstar discusses Basic Disaster Birth Support, which is training for global citizens to respond to the unexpected birth of a baby in the midst of disaster circumstances.

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After Action Review: A Guide for Midwifery Students and Preceptors

International midwife Vicki Penwell teaches a structured approach for reflecting on the work of a group and identifying strengths and weaknesses and areas for improvement.

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Midwifery Tomorrow

Obstetrician and natural childbirth advocate Michel Odent discusses the future of birth and the two scenarios he sees that are most plausible based on our current situation.

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The Heart of the Core

A wonderful discussion about the art of midwifery and the science of midwifery—how each is important and has its place at birth.

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Essential Midwifery Skills

Midwife Marion Toepke McLean discusses the most essential midwifery skill of them all: to be able to recognize and support normal birth and to keep it normal.

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