The Littlest Midwife

Sudy Storm shares another engaging true story of volunteering in Sierra Leone, this time accompanied by her wise-beyond-her-years granddaughter, Kassy.

Creating the Space for Healing Antepartum Care in Women with Trauma History

Women who have been abused and traumatized may experience a variety of issues related to pregnancy and birth. Maryl Smith discusses developing awareness of signs and triggers, as well as how to work with such women and help them feel safe.

The Cut

Female genital mutilation continues to be a reality and a rite of passage for girls in Kenya, despite the laws now prohibiting it. The author tells about her personal observations of this damaging and traumatic practice.

A Special Homebirth in India

Despite a series of misadventures, the woman featured in this story has a nice birth.

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Learning to Be a Midwife

Contributing Editor Judy Slome Cohain writes about her experiences training to be a midwife.

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Early Trauma, Its Potential Impact on the Childbearing Woman, and the Role of the Midwife

One of the authors of the book, When Survivors Give Birth: Understanding and Healing the Effects of Early Sexual Abuse on Childbearing Women, describes many of the ways early abuse or trauma may negatively affect the survivors’ later experiences with childbearing and offers some tips for midwives…

Memorandum and Advice from an Abuse Survivor

A first-person account of the effects of abuse prior to and during pregnancy.

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The Care and Keeping of Placentas

Learn about the amazing placenta and its many uses.

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