Issue 126

Theme: Labor

Labor is a key part of the work of midwifery. Long labor, short labors, fear of labor, orgasmic labor. These are just a few of the many aspects of labor that are covered in this issue. It features articles on labor from well-respected midwives that include Marlene Waechter, Elizabeth Davis, Vicki Penwell, Sister MorningStar, and others. Other articles cover topics on support for sexual abuse survivors, nausea and vomiting of pregnancy, childbirth-related stress, as well as our regular columns such as Tricks of the Trade, Wisdom of the Midwives, the Doula Corner, and more. Don’t miss it!

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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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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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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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Supporting Sexual Abuse Survivors in Childbirth

One in three women in the US has experience childhood sexual abuse. This article provides information key to supporting these women during all parts of the childbearing year.  Read more…. Supporting Sexual Abuse Survivors in Childbirth

Midwives, Mountains, and Memories: MamaBaby Haiti

Couch gives us a bird’s eye view of her experiences volunteering as a midwife in Haiti.

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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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