midwifery

Global Midwifery—Traditional and Official—and Humanization of Birth

Throughout history, women (midwives) have been in communities for other women to turn to for support with women’s concerns—not just reproductive health care, but also issues such as spousal abuse. Read more…. Global Midwifery—Traditional and Official—and Humanization of Birth

The Target of the Bully and the Effects of PTSD

This third article in our four-part series on bullying focuses on the target of the bully, and the effects on her, including posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Read more…. The Target of the Bully and the Effects of PTSD

Bullying

This is the first of four articles on bullying, a problem that has been identified within the profession of midwifery, as well as in many other areas. The next issue will feature The Bully (identifying the bully). Read more…. Bullying

Eve’s Foundation

Ghana’s…public health service plays a very important role in promoting maternal and child health care through the provision of antenatal, postnatal and child health services. Despite this hard work WH) estimated that in 2000 Ghana’s maternal mortality ratio was 540 deaths per 100,000 live births. Read more…. Eve’s Foundation

Do I have to leave my country and home to have my baby sanely?

A volunteer at the famous Mexican midwife hospital, C.A.S.A, recounts the birth story of a woman who came from the US to heal the wounds from her first birth while avoiding another c-section. Read more…. Do I have to leave my country and home to have my baby sanely?

HypnoBirthing: Instinctive Birthing through Relaxation

Birthkeepers of the world are divided on whether pain does or does not have to exist in birth; each of us is firm in our stance that our belief is right. For many the notion of comfortable or even joyful birthing still remains just outside of our grasp. Read more…. HypnoBirthing: Instinctive Birthing through Relaxation

Red Internacional de Parteras Independientes (RIPI)

Cristina Alonso writes about Red Internacional de Parteras Independientes (RIPI), a network of midwives, women and natural birth advocates weaving together their strength, knowledge and profound belief in birth. Read more…. Red Internacional de Parteras Independientes (RIPI)

Midwifery Model of Care—Phase II: Midwife Lessons

In this second part of a series on midwifery in the twenty first century, the author talks about the caring hearts and the wisdom of midwifery. She recommends that all midwives share their stories with the world. Read more…. Midwifery Model of Care—Phase II: Midwife Lessons

Luna Llena: Centro de iniciación a la partería en Oaxaca

De todas maneras nosotras atendemos el parto con nuestro conocimiento, nuestras hierbas, nuestras sobadas y nuestros rezos porque la partera significa vida, luz, amor, trabajo, mujer, responsabilidad, confianza, calidad, economía, esmero, cariño, amabilidad, satisfacción. Esto es lo que nos hace indispensables y diferentes. Y por esto, aunque haya centro de salud en nuestra comunidad las señoras van a atenderse con nosotras. Read more…. Luna Llena: Centro de iniciación a la partería en Oaxaca

Midwifery and International Maternity Care

We Americans are consumed with the need to believe that we are number one. But here’s a wrenching fact: 41 countries have better infant mortality rates than the US. Read more…. Midwifery and International Maternity Care

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