The Midwife

A lovely piece on the midwife and the current state of midwifery.

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Midwifery Knowledge Spread Around the World

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.

The Life and Work of a Rope Midwife in Darfur

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.

Does It Matter How We Were Born?

The author argues that midwives need to be aware that it does matter what happens during our birth so they can do the best job possible.

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Keeping the Midwifery Legacy Alive

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 Gift

The author brings to life her experience apprenticing as a midwife in Africa.

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Born in Poland

A midwife traces the family birthing lineage back to Poland.

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Andean Traditional Midwifery in Peru

Written by a feminist anthropologist, this article provides a comprehensive view of traditional midwifery beliefs and practices among the Andean people of Peru.

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