Issue 74

Midwifery Today Issue 74Theme: Complications

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Searching for Lost Treasure

Aurelia assists women both in her home and in the women’s homes. If the labor is long, she stays with the woman. She says manzanilla (common chamomile) or malva (mallow) and food oil enema provide pain relief. Read more…. Searching for Lost Treasure

Intuition, Women and Birth

As men took over birth, intuition, instinct and oral tradition were replaced. These skills are still important.

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The Tragedy of Stillbirth

Time to shine a light on unexplained stillbirth in late pregnancy.

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Putting an End to Women’s Global Slaughter Bleeding to Death

Postpartum hemorrhages are almost always due to inappropriate interference. Learn why.

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Marion’s Message: When Do You Push the Panic Button?

At the March 2005 Midwifery Today Conference in Eugene, we sat in a circle discussing third and fourth stage problems. A young midwife with a hospital background raised a question. “When do you push the panic button?” People looked at her with interest and she continued, “What I mean is, in the hospital, they always stress that over twenty minutes from the time the baby is born to placental delivery is high risk. But people here are talking about much longer times. How do you know when you are in trouble?”

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Birthing Fear: The Iliopsoas Muscle

A discussion of the iliopsoas muscle’s vital role in the expression and resolution of fear.

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The Battle Is in the Mind

We are mammals. Most mammals birth fine. So what happened to us? We used to birth fine. Women in "primitive" cultures birth fine. What happened to modern women? Read more…. The Battle Is in the Mind

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