Issue 78

One Birth, Two Worlds: A Personal Encounter with “Traditional” and “Modern” Maternal Health Care in Northern Tanzania

The author, who is married to a Tanzanian man, discusses childbirth traditions in that country from a personal perspective and reminds us that, as mothers, we need to stand up for our choices.

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Judith Orozco Cassillas, a Living National Treasure of Mexico

Voices of Maya Midwives author writes of another revered Mexican midwife and how she practices her art.

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Having a Child in Croatia

Like many parts of the world, birth has become medicalized in Croatia. Two midwives write of their efforts to provide women with safe and meaningful births.

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The Very Oldest Profession

This historical account of midwifery in Norway 200 years ago provides a new window on this venerable and ancient profession.

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The Old Midwife

A charming tale about an old midwife.

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Always a Beginner

This essay answers the question “How important are credentials?”

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Why Apprentices?

An apprentice-trained and apprentice-training midwife praises this model of midwifery education, describing briefly what it entails.

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