Doulas, Creating Global Change

Doula Hardy Baker shares her philosophy that a doula-midwife team can “create the most powerfully supportive experience for the birthing woman.”

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Forgotten Labor

Mack writes about coming to terms with a less-than-perfect birth.

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How Childbirth-related Stress May Be Contributing to Increased Postpartum Mood Disorders in New Mothers: Suggestions for Midwives

This article provides some guidelines in being aware of and avoiding factors that can lead to postpartum mood disorders.

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International Association of Professional Birth Photographers 2018 Competition

 

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How to Prevent Nausea and Vomiting during Pregnancy

A simple fix can prevent nausea and vomiting in a planned pregnancy.

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The Other Side of Doula Work

Serving as a postpartum doula does not always lead to a positive outcome. Kolb shares the challenges of being a doula when a stillbirth or other trauma occurs.

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The Birth of the European Doula Network

Learn about the inception and growth of the European Doula Network, which started in 2011 and continues to grow.

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A Turning Point in Our Understanding of Human Birth

Just as we are learning about human nature from new perspectives, we are also at a turning point in our understanding of human births. Until now, the focus has been on mechanical difficulties. Countless textbooks have reproduced drawings showing the size and the shape of the fetal skull in relation to the maternal pelvis as a way to explain why the birth process cannot be easy in our species. If the main reasons for difficulties were mechanical, how to explain that, occasionally, women who are not special, from a morphological perspective, have their first baby easily within a few minutes, while others need a caesarean section after one or two days of tough labour?

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