How to Make a Portable Waterbirth Tub

For almost three years, I have been renting out a birth tub to my clients. The entire system cost me $350. I charge $100 for one month of use, including set-up and removal. I have even set this tub up in the hospital. Read More

Womb to World: A Metabolic Perspective

Postnatal transition from fetus to neonate is characterised by discontinuity. Inevitably the neonate must change environment from the dark, warm, wet, sheltered place in the womb to the colder, dry, bright, loud conditions of the world; the umbilical cord is severed. Separation and rupture are the watchwords. Read More

Are You a Size-Friendly Midwife?

Fat women are tired of being marginalized by the medical community. They tell stories of egregious bias, of being treated as less than human. They also tell stories of subtle bias, of providers who seem to be size-friendly but ultimately are not. Read More

Postpartum: Rebirth of the Woman

All women who have made the journey into motherhood know that feeling of being forever changed. After becoming a mother, my emotions reached new depths, my heart was more open. I even felt my intellect had expanded. Research has shown us that there is a biochemical explanation for these changes. Read More

Paris, 2001: Midwifery Today International Conference

This is a conference Michel Odent and I have been dreaming about and working on for several years. It was a dream and a plan come true. Read More