Issue 128

Midwifery Today Issue 128Theme: Labor Complications

Make sure you receive the next edition of Midwifery Today magazine, which hits newsstands, mailboxes, and Midwifery Today online this December. Our Winter 2018 issue is dedicated to the topic “Labor Complications” and is filled with clinical articles, vital information, midwifery tricks of the trade, gorgeous birth photos, and delightful homebirth stories from around the world.

“Labor Complications” can occur at anytime, expected or not, and midwives need to be knowledgeable about and prepared for them. This Winter 2018 issue offers a refresher for some of those complications—including umbilical cord prolapse and learning to handle the unexpected. In addition, it includes the usual birth stories and practical advice for midwives and doulas, along with birth practices, customs, and rituals in three different countries, and enjoyable writings by Sister MorningStar, Michel Odent, Jane Beal, the continuing series “The Portable Midwife” by Regina Willette, and much more!

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Wisdom of the Midwives: Malpresentation

Have you dealt with a malpresentation? Can you tell us about it?

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When Vacations Are Not Enough

Burnout is a well-known pitfall among midwives. Murray discusses the midwife shortage and ways to avoid burnout among those who choose this profession.

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Can I Have a Natural Placental Birth after Induction?

Women who are giving birth need to be aware of all the effects that induction may have on them and their babies. This article addresses the question: Can I have a natural placental birth after induction?

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What Do We Do with the Specimen? A Reflection of Miscarriages in the Emergency Department

This article focuses on compassionately dealing with women who are seen in the emergency department for a pregnancy loss.

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Nigerian Birth Traditions and Rituals

In Nigeria we have many different ethnic groups and tribes, and each has their birth traditions and rituals.

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Traditional Postpartum Practices and Rituals in Iran

Many cultures around the world observe specific postpartum rituals and practices. Midwives’ understanding of traditional postpartum practices can inform the provision of culturally competent perinatal services.

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Celebrating Newborns in Egypt

One of the most popular and cherished Egyptian celebrations is the celebration for welcoming babies into the world, the Sebou’. It is a tradition that dates back to ancient Egypt.

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Babies Put Their Foot Down

This frequent contributor shares the variety of breech births that she has been a part of.

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Preparing for the Unknown

A philosophical piece on the innate ability to give birth.

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