Ghana’s…public health service plays a very important role in promoting maternal and child health care through the provision of antenatal, postnatal and child health services. Despite this hard work WH) estimated that in 2000 Ghana’s maternal mortality ratio was 540 deaths per 100,000 live births. Read more…. Eve’s Foundation
A volunteer at the famous Mexican midwife hospital, C.A.S.A, recounts the birth story of a woman who came from the US to heal the wounds from her first birth while avoiding another c-section. Read more…. Do I have to leave my country and home to have my baby sanely?
I question whether the accepted treatment of the newborn during the first few moments after the birth can be considered “harmless” care. Read more…. Midwifery Model of Care—Phase II: Newborn Care
The majority of these journalists – the people who write for the major pregnancy and baby-related magazines – are nice, single women who have never had children. … They’re hungry for something to sensationalize, and lately, that means writing about the fabulous elective c-section. Read more…. The Business of Birthing: The Write Way to More Clients
The author explains how believing that something is possible can cause it to happen, and how this concept relates to natural birth.
Read more…. Experiential Learning for Childbirth
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The other day I was kneeling by the single bed where I check pregnant women. A woman lay on the bed, her shirt up to reveal her six-month-pregnant belly. As I approached her with the measuring tape to check fundal height she looked at me, puzzled.
Read more…. “Hands-off” Care and Birth as an Out-of-body Experience
An article defining and discussing hyperbilirubinemia, or jaundice, in newborns and recent guidelines by the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Read more…. Is My Baby Yellow?
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A heartwarming recounting of homebirth and a mother’s love for her baby.
Read more…. Caleb
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This author shares her philosophy and the results of a survey on breastfeeding and lists a variety of resources that can help moms who want to breastfeed for the long term.
Read more…. Supporting Mothers in Long-term Breastfeeding
Photo by Tom Chamberlain
In the last weeks of my pregnancy I seemed to lose almost all ability for rational thought. Even though I knew that I could not possibly be pregnant forever, I began to believe that I would be. I felt consumed by my pregnancy; I could not do school work or housework. The only activities I seemed to enjoy were lying on the couch with my favorite blanket, eating and playing with my first son, Noah. Looking back on that time now, I think it was my version of nesting.
Read more…. A Vermont Homebirth
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This article discusses how midwives’ caring natures has conflicted with making money.
Read more…. Profits and Rewards—Why Don’t Midwives Earn High Salaries?