Use of the Non-Pneumatic Anti-Shock Garment (NASG) being used to treat shock after a postpartum hemorrhage.
Photos by Ian Penwell
Speaking figuratively, a double-edged sword refers to something that has both positive and negative consequences. It will either hurt you or have a harmful cost, or it will help you and be good for you.
Read more…. Birth Interventions: A Double-Edged Sword
Photo by Kelly Sikkema
“Hello, this is Joy Marker.” The young voice spoke over the phone.
“Yes, Ms. Marker, how can I help you? You’ve reached the afterhours nurse.” It was Sunday morning around 5:30 am.
Read more…. It Will Strengthen Him
Photo Album – Issue 140
Baby’s Name: Tekum Hatuey
Parents: Seymar and Francisco
Fort Pierce, Florida, USA • December 2018 • 8:12 am
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Photos provided by author
“The altars have images of all the Marys and one small icon of Jesus (with a cloth well covering his naked body) because I never know which Mary one of my mothers might need to pray to,” explained Doña Gloria as we enjoyed a tour of her new birthing room.
Read more…. Interventions as Intercessions
Photo by Marcelo Matarazzo
For compassionate, informed, powerful midwifery to continue evolving to its fullest potential in the twenty-first century, we need to expand our scope of guiding practices and principles beyond a single paradigm of any one system.
Read more…. Five Essential Guiding Lights for Birth: Illuminating the Future of Midwifery
Photo by Dakota Corbin
Midwives the world over provide women with health care antenatally, during birth, postpartum, and when breastfeeding and raising young children. They provide education in all of these fields, as well as in family spacing, and also provide care in women’s general health. Midwives in different countries will have different regulations and rules for what care they can give, but all assist women during these transitional times of their lives.
Read more…. Mother’s Voices: Midwifery Care Makes the Difference
Photo by Jonathan Borba
It is usual, in the framework of modern obstetrics, to shorten the duration of pregnancy through such interventions as labor induction or pre-labor cesarean. This is the reason why we’ll summarize the conclusions of recent studies. Their common point is to suggest that the importance of the short phase of “physiological birth preparation” is underestimated (Odent 2019).
Read more…. Interventions That Interfere with the Length of Pregnancy
Photo by Dakota Corbin
When I entered the world of birth and midwifery in 1985, pregnant with my first child and determined to have a natural birth, there was no internet, no social media, and no famous overnight “influencers,” as we know them today.
Read more…. Pass It On