Like Cures Like. Homeopathy for Labor and Birth

In the first part of this two-part series on homeopathy, midwife Diane Gregg advises other birth practitioners on using homeopathic remedies during labor and birth, citing case studies from her own practice. Included in this article are handy, homeopathic remedy charts perfect for clipping out, laminating and sticking in your birth kit.

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Before the First Wave: Midwife Carol Gautschi Shares Her Views on First Stage

Veteran midwife Carol Gautschi shares her insights on the first stage of labor and offers practical advise to midwives.

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A Story of Homebirth after Cesarean

After undergoing a c-section with her firstborn, a mother finds hope and comfort planning her vaginal birth after cesarean, then birthing her daughter at home.

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Who Counts Where I Come from?

As a Cherokee daughter, I wondered who was counting me and counting where I come from. My people live in the hills of Missouri, not on a reservation. In the government schools, the teachers often would ask, “How many of you come from _____?” There never was an answer that counted me.

Santa Fe Homebirth

A father details the birth of his daughter, who entered the world surrounded by loved ones, in her mother’s childhood home near Santa Fe, New Mexico.

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The Gift of Intuition

A group of Hawaiian certified nurse-midwives share their thoughts on midwives’ intuition and spirituality in childbirth.

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Birthing to Redeem

Scarred by a negative birth experiences, a mother finds redemption in a natural, midwife-assisted birth.

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Deceleration Phase

A midwife draws on her art history knowledge, visualizing and contemplating “the truest blue ever painted on canvas,” as she births her second child, Azure, at home.

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From Russia with Love

When the lovely young couple who publish Home Child magazine in Russia joined us last year at our Copenhagen conference, I had no idea that this meeting would birth such amazing ideas and start to shake up the birth movement on an international level.