Deep Malnutrition: Understanding Nutritional Histories

We all know that diet is important for health, but did you know that even the nutrition of our forebears could affect our babies? This article will help midwives understand how to help moms have a healthier pregnancy and better birth. To access this post, you must purchase: Midwifery Today Website Membership – 12 months, Midwifery Today 1-year Subscription and Website Membership or Midwifery Today Website Membership – 6 months If you are already a member login here. Read more…

Sick Pregnancies

Preeclampsia. Metabolic toxemia of late pregnancy. Toxemia. Sick. Dangerously sick. Or not. To access this post, you must purchase: Midwifery Today Website Membership – 12 months, Midwifery Today 1-year Subscription and Website Membership or Midwifery Today Website Membership – 6 months If you are already a member login here. Read more…

Diet du Jour! Pregnancy and Popular Diets

“When assessing the dietary needs of any pregnant woman, a care provider must analyze each woman individually, taking into account her activity level.” To access this post, you must purchase: Midwifery Today Website Membership – 12 months, Midwifery Today 1-year Subscription and Website Membership or Midwifery Today Website Membership – 6 months If you are already a member login here. Read more…

Malnutrition, Unhealthy Lifestyles and Scheduled Deliveries: The Causes of Prematurity

From her many years of experience, midwife Marlene Waechter shares her wisdom of premature birth and what she feels are its main causes. To access this post, you must purchase: Midwifery Today Website Membership – 12 months, Midwifery Today 1-year Subscription and Website Membership or Midwifery Today Website Membership – 6 months If you are already a member login here. Read more…

Pronunciamiento/Pronouncement

On September 24, 2003, a group of traditional midwives from Mexico gathered at the Iglesia de los Pobres, a church in Oaxaca de Juarez, to write these declarations about midwifery and birth. Read more…

Nutrition during Pregnancy

The single most important thing that you can do for your baby is to eat a healthy, well-balanced diet. A well-balanced diet is one that includes foods from all food groups in appropriate amounts, so as to ensure proper nutrition. Read more…

How to Stay Healthy and Low Risk During Pregnancy and Birth

If you did only one thing to help yourself stay healthy during pregnancy, good nutrition would be it! Read more…