Issue 81

Midwifery Today Issue 81 Theme: Primal Health

Pregnancy is a time to get rooted—rooted in love, rooted in patience, rooted to the Mother. This image was taken with that concept in mind. The ripened mother stands strong with the tree—bearing the fruit of precious, sacred life.

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We Can Improve Primal Health

Much of primal health depends on non interference in birth; that is, not performing procedures on women that can negatively affect their babies. The foundation of superior health depends on the one great and original physician-God-who designed the process to work so well. Read more…. We Can Improve Primal Health

Birth in Sweden

Learn about birth in Sweden through the telling of this birth story.

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Soaking in Midwifery

Visions and dreams are not what springs to mind first when we think of the present-day situation of midwifery in Germany and no doubt in most of your home countries as well. Let me give you a few examples of the situations midwives face in Germany these days. Read more…. Soaking in Midwifery

Baby Breath

A sweet birth story excerpted from the upcoming book, The Power of Wimyn.

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Trusting Birth Even More

Today a friend e-mailed a very tragic story of loss and despair. A mom going in for her second cesarean suffered a massive rupture and lost her baby and her ability to have another. Read more…. Trusting Birth Even More

My Midwifery Practice in Israel

From high school to the present, Ilana Shemesh tells us how she moved to Israel and built her current homebirth midwifery practice.

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The Language of Desire

Based on her own experience, the co-director of the Maternal Wellness Center, proposes an alternative for birth education, including not just the mechanics but women’s desires and feelings about their upcoming birth.

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Grandma and Baby Photo by Caroline Brown

Grandchild: When the New Grandmother Is an Expert on Babies and Birth

Being an “expert” grandmother—whether a midwife, lactation counselor, doula or other professional—does not guarantee that your own daughters or daughters-in-law will do things “your” way. This article, a prelude to a book on the subject, discusses some of the issues that may come up in such a situation.

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Primal Health: History of a Concept

Contributing Editor Michel Odent describes the genesis of the concept of primal health, defining the terminology and discussing resources to learn more.

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Nine Web Site Strategies to Generate More Clients

This is another practical marketing article geared to helping midwives become more successful in their practices.

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