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What do you do to prevent postpartum hemorrhage? How do you handle it if one comes along? Have you used placenta, membranes or cord to stem it? Do redheads bleed more?
Read more…. Wisdom of the Midwives: Hemorrhage
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Sister MorningStar, a Mexican midwife, and Doña Cuca
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I trotted toward the little Mexican village of Salitrillo, trying to keep up with Doña Juanita who was two decades my senior. We were going to make four prenatal home visits where I would observe Doña Juanita offering the Mexican sobada (massage) and rebozo (sacred cloth). All the Mexican traditional midwives used these skills as part of their regular prenatal care. Although I had observed for nearly a decade, I still marveled at what wisdom and art lay in the assessment and application of these simple hands-on tools—oil and cloth. Read more…. Village Midwife: Where Has All the Wisdom Gone?
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Wisdom of the Midwives – Conversations from Facebook Issue 132
Read more…. Wisdom of the Midwives: Hemorrhages
Wisdom of the Midwives: Issue 131
If you use a fetoscope (obstetric stethoscope) during labor, how do you use it in your practice? If not, why not? If you do use a fetoscope, which one do you like best? Read more…. Wisdom of the Midwives: Fetoscope Use
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How Do You Work with Women Who Have Had Trauma in a Previous Birth or in Life? Conversations from Facebook
Read more…. Wisdom of the Midwives: Trauma
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Wisdom of the Midwives: To Suture or Not to Suture
Conversations from Facebook
Spring 2019, Issue 129
Read more…. Wisdom of the Midwives: Suture
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Have you dealt with a malpresentation? Can you tell us about it?
Read more…. Wisdom of the Midwives: Malpresentation
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Jan Tritten, Midwifery Today’s mother and editor, often posts questions of interest for discussion by midwives on Facebook. We decided to share the thoughts on these topics in our magazine each quarter (sans emojis). Some of it may be controversial, but we hope that these conversations will inspire even further discussion and learning on the subjects we cover.
Read more…. Wisdom of the Midwives: Breech Birth