Issue 115

Midwifery Today Issue 115, Autumn 2015 Theme: Waterbirth Based on the number of submissions we received, waterbirth is a topic many people love. We are pleased to share some wonderful information with you. Michel Odent, Sister MorningStar and Fernando Molina—all Midwifery Today conference teachers—share their waterbirth knowledge in this issue. We also are pleased to offer a placenta article, a powerful VBAC story and an update on birth in South Africa. Plus, this issue features many beautiful waterbirth photos from some of our favorite birth photographers from around the US. Cover photo by Leilani Rogers ( Buy This Issue Departments Poetry From the Editor Marion’s Message Tricks of the Trade Media Reviews Discussions Classified Advertising Photo Album Features The Birthing Pool Test—Michel Odent Waterbirth Anecdotes from Puerto Ordaz, Venezuela (1996–2013)—Fernando Molina Water: The Elixir of Life—Carol Gautschi As Natural as Water: Waterbirth and Instinctual Birth—Sister MorningStar Fourth Baby Birth Story: Gia Rose—Sarah Sailer Waterbirth at Mountain Midwifery Center—Aubre Tompkins Seeds, Soil, Homebirth and Permaculture—Diana Paul What We Learned about Waterbirth from a Case of Legionella—Laurie Fremgen What a Difference a Little Water Makes—Mary Cooper Overcoming Birthing Failure: My Waterbirth Story—Kyana Miner The Changing Paradigm of Birth in South Africa—Robyn Sheldon