Issue 94

Midwifery Today Issue 94Issue 94, Summer 2010

Theme: Birth is a Human Rights Issue

Cover photo by Philip McCormick is a street portrait of a boy at a marketplace in Bali, Indonesia. McCormick specializes in street photography, portraiture and landscapes. He has lived, worked and traveled extensively throughout India and Southeast Asia and has a large body of work from that part of the world. He now lives in the UK. To view his portfolio or contact McCormick, visit his Web site: pmccormickphoto.com.

A Matter of Maternal Malnutrition? Explaining Stillbirth/Neonatal Death Rates in Developing Nations

This article investigates potential reasons for the staggering stillbirth/neonatal death rates in developing countries and suggests maternal malnutrition may be to blame.

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Newborn Group B Strep Infection: Top 10 Reasons Not to Culture at 36 Weeks

In a smart twist of logic, author Judy Slome Cohain tells us why there’s no need to culture for newborn GBS at 36 weeks. Reason No. 2? Studies have shown that GBS cultures are not reliable for even 24 hours.

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Family Planning and Safe Motherhood

In January 2010, I was asked to help the Teso Safe Motherhood Project in Soroti, Uganda, develop their family planning program. Family planning is important to safe motherhood; it can decrease maternal mortality and morbidity and help people have healthier families.

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