Issue 82

Midwifery Today Issue 82
Theme: Trends vs. Traditions

Both trends and traditions can be important in birth; yet they may conflict with each other. Some may even be harmful. This issue of Midwifery Today focuses on some of those trends and traditions, and sorting the good from the bad or unnecessary.

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The Enduring Qualities in Midwifery

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? Read more…. The Enduring Qualities in Midwifery

The Target of the Bully and the Effects of PTSD

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). Read more…. The Target of the Bully and the Effects of PTSD

Traditional Midwives Are Midwives

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. Read more…. Traditional Midwives Are Midwives

Carry Out Your Visions and Dreams

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. Read more…. Carry Out Your Visions and Dreams

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