As midwifery is poised to go mainstream, we must be very clear on our foundation: What is essential to our work, and what is momentary or temporary? In other words, what about midwifery has endured, and what must endure if we are to continue to provide what women want when they seek midwifery care?
Author Jill Cohen lists and contrasts numerous trends in birthing practices.
This third article in our four-part series on bullying focuses on the target of the bully, and the effects on her, including posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
This article was adapted from the Latin American and Caribbean Network for Humanization of Childbirth’s proposal to the International Confederation of Midwives, WHO, UNFPA and the World Bank requesting that they use the more accurate term traditional midwife rather than Traditional Birth Attendant.
One of my most important roles in my midwifery life is that of encourager. My desire is that you carry out the dreams given to you—and I know you have them. I delight in telling about people carrying out their dreams as a way, hopefully, to inspire you.