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  • Birth in Nepal and Chaupadi: A Sexist Custom

    Dear All, You might be interested to know the childbirth practices in different parts of the world. So, I'm sharing here with you childbirth practices and custom surrounding births and menstruation especially in the western part of Nepal. Here is link "Birth in Nepal" http://english.aljazeera...
    Posted to International Midwifery (Forum) by Laxmi on 08-05-2011
  • Re: Midwife in Guatemala?!

    I just gave birth with a wonderful midwife in Guatemala City. She runs Centro De Parto Natural and really knows what she's doing. I had a 31 hour labor and still got the natural birth I always wanted thanks to prayer and our midwife Hannah! Check out my birth story at http://tinyurl.com/3cn38k9
    Posted to International Midwifery (Forum) by Chrisi on 06-04-2011
  • Home birth in Italy. Sardinia to be exact.

    There is a good possibility we will be moving to Sardinia Island, Italy very soon. I'm currently 14 weeks pregnant with my 7th child. (5 homebirths) Does anyone have any information on Homebirth Midwives in this area? Preferably English speaking? We will be on the north west side of the Island. Thank...
    Posted to International Midwifery (Forum) by Bpure8 on 04-04-2011
  • Preparing Siblings to Attend Birth

    Any and all suggestions are welcome. I am looking into putting together some info for clients and want it from a midwifery perspective. Thank you in advance!!!
  • Re: Doula-ing for teens

    I guess its the just the way that I get teen clients or the demographics of the teens I get, but I hate it! I don't mean to be discouraging or even sound unsupportive/uncaring, but teens have burned me out. I am employed in a hospital based doula program. Were on call in 12 hours shifts. The moms...
  • Re: Membrane Sweep

    http://womens-health.jwatch.org/cgi/content/full/2008/710/1?q=etoc_jwwomenbe No Need to Sweep Whether or not women underwent membrane sweeping, overall rates of induction, postmaturity, and prelabor membrane rupture were similar. Membrane sweeping to move the membranes off the lower pole of the uterus...
    Posted to Midwife Chat (Forum) by GloriaLemay on 02-25-2009
  • Birthlove

    Some of you may remember the Birthlove website. It was a huge resource in the early 2000s. There was a lot of collaboration between Birthlove and Midwifery Today. The site went down and has now been put back up. There are no forums or interactions but the information is a treasure. Go to: http://birthlove...
    Posted to Midwife Chat (Forum) by GloriaLemay on 02-19-2009
  • Midwifery Today Covers - A Slide Show

    Here is a lovely slide show of some of the more recent covers of Midwifery Today magazine. Jan
    Posted to Jan Tritten's Blog (Weblog) by Anonymous on 02-03-2009
  • Midwifery in Uganda - Report from Marion Toepke McLean

    Marion, who you read about in my previous blog post , has shared this little picture of Uganda with us and also a lovely birth story. Midwifery Today sent Marion with a Doppler which was the piece of equipment the midwives wanted most. -Jan I'm greeting you from Soroti, Uganda, here on the high savannah...
    Posted to Jan Tritten's Blog (Weblog) by Anonymous on 01-31-2009
  • Hope, Dream and Do - Are You Called to Midwifery?

    A new year is the perfect time to take stock of your life. Are you headed in the direction you want for your life? We as birth practitioners and activists are called to help motherbaby have the best birth possible. There are many callings within that theme. You may have a dream to be a doula or a midwife...
    Posted to Jan Tritten's Blog (Weblog) by Anonymous on 01-02-2009
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