Tara Shah takes you on the emotional journey of her healthy pregnancy gone tragically wrong. Read more…. The Tragic Ending of a Healthy Pregnancy
Who are the Birthtellers and why are they so important to preserving normal, safe birth? Are you one? Learn more about the importance of stories and how to tell a good one in this informative and engaging article. Read more…. Birthtellers: Healing Birth through Conscious Storytelling
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The birth of the Global Midwifery Council was in June of 2010 at the Home Child/Midwifery Today Conference in Moscow, Russia. It was born to change the paradigm of birth around the world. Read more…. Global Midwifery Council
Poem by Liz Collins Read more…. Amaya
A researcher reflects on her 15-year of study of rural India’s traditional dai, much loved by the families they serve, and widely misunderstood. Read more…. Female Empowerment and the Traditional Midwives of India
“I have done stillborn pictures for my clients for many years, for free, of course. Taking beautiful pictures is one of the most important things you can do for parents of a stillborn baby.” Read more…. On Photographing a Stillbirth
As a midwife, you must find, or help the mother and baby to create, an open path where one does not exist. How will you do that?” This article offers new insights and suggestions to help you manage shoulder dystocia with confident and tender care.
Read more…. Shoulder Dystocia—The Perils and Possibilities
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A surrogate mom to twins tells the tale of their quick, healthy homebirth.
Read more…. Precipitous Twin Homebirth
An excerpt from Midwifery Today’s upcoming clinical booklet on postdates and postmaturity, this article evaluates why “most ‘postdate pregnancies’ are treated as postmature,” and considers what midwives can do to help their clients prevent harmful interventions.
Read more…. Postmaturity: Accelerate Birth or Wait?
Intrauterine infections contribute to a host of complications during pregnancy and labor. “This article investigates current ideas about prevention, diagnosis and treatment from a midwifery point of view.”
Read more…. When the Womb Is No Longer Safe: Chorioamnionitis
Alongside inspiring and empowering stories of birth come negative stories of pain, scary interventions and unexpected outcomes. While it’s important to honor all stories, doula Rina Crane considers how we can all work “to help make the positive birth story the only one there is to tell.”
Read more…. Why the Negative Birth Story?
The memories of birth will last a lifetime, for both mother and baby. As this article reminds us, women’s choices regarding how and where they birth do matter.
Read more…. It Matters How We’re Born