Issue 76

Bahamas / Success on Many Levels

As Marina Alzugaray explains in Reclaiming a Cuban Heritage, the Bahamian midwives really know how to make others feel welcome to their country. They were so open and ready for us to be there with them at the Midwifery Today Bahamas conference in September; they made us feel a part of them. Read more…. Bahamas / Success on Many Levels

A Decade of Nurse-Midwifery Practice, and Done

Sharon describes being “downsized” out of a hospital-based midwifery practice and how she responded.

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Posterior Labor: A Pain in the Back

I have become increasingly frustrated and angry that posterior position and its ensuing complications in labor and delivery account for an inordinate number of caesareans.

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Giving Birth: A Midwife’s Faith in Birth Is Reborn

After a test of faith, a midwife births her own baby without a hitch.

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Marion’s Message: Three Births in Posterior Position

Marion describes three different births in which the baby began in posterior presentation. This article includes tricks for turning a posterior baby.

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An Interview with Mabel Dzata

An interesting interview with a revered Pacific Northwest midwife.

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Lecithin: It Isn’t Just for Plugged Milk Ducts and Mastitis Anymore: Alleviating Mastitis and Plugged Milk Ducts

Lecithin is an emulsifier, a dietary supplement and it helps support lactation. This article has some good information on dosage and uses.

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Homeopathic Tools for Occiput Posterior Position

Piper Martin discusses homeopathic methods for dealing with occipital posterior position.

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Occiput Posterior Position Should be Exceptionally Rare at Birth

“Persistent posterior position at birth will become exceptionally rare on the day when the meaning of privacy is understood and authentic midwifery has been rediscovered.” Read this article to learn why.

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They Do Come Out

This birth story shows that even with a large, posterior-positioned baby, birth works!

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