Issue 136

Homebirth Changed My Life

Having my second baby at home truly changed the trajectory of my life. I had had an traumatic hospital birth the first time and was totally traumatized and guilt-ridden by it. I was planning to have a much better, un-interfered-with birth in the hospital when I met Dr. Tom Duncan. He talked me into having a homebirth. Imagine a doctor talking you into having a homebirth! It was providential. He ultimately did only three homebirths in Eugene, my hometown. It proved to be too far for him to travel, at about an hour-and-a-half. Read more…. Homebirth Changed My Life

Wisdom of the Midwives – Homebirth

Wisdom of the Midwives – Issue 136

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Media Reviews – Issue 136

Media Reviews – Issue 136 | The Future of Homo?, by Michel Odent, Birthing your baby—the second stage of labour, by Nadine Pillay Edwards Read more…. Media Reviews – Issue 136

Digital art painting of mother and baby in pool

Homebirth: Living a Life-transforming Experience beyond Fear

Fear during labor and birth at home must be addressed with a different scope than what the literature reviews tell us. Let’s go beyond what mind-body medicine has taught us. Now is time for the soul-heart-mind-body connection and the well-known generational transmission of stress response with which, according to midwife Anita Rojas, we now can change the message by transforming the energy of our “mamas” during prenatals or labor.

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Tricks of the Trade – Issue 136

Tricks of the Trade – Issue 136

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Marion’s Message: A Birth Where I Learned a Lot

It was a normal birth in a large room in a small house in a city neighborhood. The modern hospital where I had midwifery privileges was just blocks away. I could transfer care easily and quickly if needed.

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Reclaiming Tradition: Legacy Power Voice

In March of 2020, as the brutality of two pandemics, Covid-19 and police violence, were devastating Black communities across America, I thought about how midwifery models of care offer deep mother wit and wisdom to answer the problems facing society. Read more…. Reclaiming Tradition: Legacy Power Voice

Why Acupuncture Is Beneficial and Safe during Pregnancy

Acupuncture is a safe, effective, drug-free treatment for common ailments that can arise in pregnancy such as preeclampsia, breech position, and post-term baby. It has been used for centuries to support a healthy pregnancy and is beneficial throughout the trimesters. Current research shows that pregnancy acupuncture has little to no adverse effects; It is an effective and complementary modality that should be taken advantage of to ensure a healthy pregnancy and baby.

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Photo Album – Issue 136

Photo Album — Issue 136

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Delphi’s Birth Story

Delphi’s birth was wonderful!
 
Delphine and her husband Éric are originally from France. They used to live in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, with their two children, Samuel and Thaïs. We met because of our connection with the dolphins and the sea—first through the Internet and then through letters we sent to each other via midwife friends.

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Voice of the Womb: A Woman’s Inner Strength

Voice of the Womb: A Woman’s Inner Strength – Poetry – Issue 136

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