Why are most babies given a substance that only a few really need. This article discusses the need to learn all we can before jumping on a bandwagon.
Many decisions and much planning is required to set up a midwifery practice. This practical article helps guide you.
When the local hospital closes, childbirth continues to occur. This homebirth midwife shares the situation in a rural county, where childbirth services are limited.
Despite two cesareans, this mother was able to have the VBAC she desired, with the help of the author.
About 5 to 10% of newborns are born with tongue-tie. The majority of newborns with tongue-tie have no problem breastfeeding or bottle-feeding and their mothers do not suffer nipple pain. Among women with unresolved nipple pain from breastfeeding, nipple pain was decreased significantly if the baby either had a frenotomy or a sham procedure. Frenotomy should be painless for the baby, cause at most two drops of blood loss, and the baby should not cry more than 10 seconds.
The author shares the challenges of those in the military who may not have family around, and the organizations she helped create to serve them.
Richardson shares her experiences and challenges as a doula overseas, serving the military.
An introduction to doulas who serve women who must birth away from family.
Johnson shares her lovely introduction to becoming a midwife as her friend becomes a mother in Namibia.