This is a parody of a consent form that hospitals would require if they were really being honest about their childbirth practices. Read more…. Informed Consent
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. Read more…. Midwifery Knowledge Spread Around the World
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. Read more…. The Life and Work of a Rope Midwife in Darfur
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. Read more…. Keeping the Midwifery Legacy Alive
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.
This story of a stillborn baby, and the unexpected repercussions for his midwife mother, will evoke both sadness and anger in readers.
A great article for all aspiring or practicing midwives, providing important advice on mentoring.
Music has a central place in the lives of many of us, and it is an essential part of some birth plans. The author discusses the research and her experiences of music and birth, along with some helpful suggestions.