This is a parody of a consent form that hospitals would require if they were really being honest about their childbirth practices.
A lovely piece on the midwife and the current state of midwifery.
The other way to spread this midwifery knowledge…is to bring it to the US at the conferences Midwifery Today presents here. I’ve seen that each culture that has not been taken over by interventive, mainstream medical birth culture has a lot to offer the rest of the world in terms of midwifery knowledge.
This is a fictional composite account of the life and work of an imaginary traditional midwife in a Darfur village. It is based on multiple sources of information, including direct experience, observation, personal interviews and the research of others.
Midwifery. The word brings to mind a pregnant woman in a softly lit room, laboring with intent, touched and tended by gentle women who are experienced and wise in the ways of labor and birth. One role of midwives is to protect the sanctity of birth.
The author brings to life her experience apprenticing as a midwife in Africa.
A midwife traces the family birthing lineage back to Poland.
Written by a feminist anthropologist, this article provides a comprehensive view of traditional midwifery beliefs and practices among the Andean people of Peru.