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Midwifery

A Tale of Two Babies

Sheila Davis, DNP, ANP-BC, FAAN | Posted 12.04.2012 | Impact
Sheila Davis, DNP, ANP-BC, FAAN

Fortunately, I get to see Bowie all the time. She is a healthy, beautiful little girl I can hold in my arms for hours. As I look at her, my thoughts are constantly with Dalitso, across the ocean. I hope she and her mother are healthy.

Midwife & CEO Karen Farrell Langevin on Becoming an Eco-Mom

Zoe Helene | Posted 12.02.2012 | Green
Zoe Helene

Environmental cluster cancers in the family led Karen to study herbalism, which then led to midwifery. She has assisted more natural births than she can count, including in Indonesia, just after the tsunami, and Haiti the week of the Earthquake.

The New 'Downton Abbey'

Erin Ruberry | Posted 12.02.2012 | TV
Erin Ruberry

The British import, which premiered in the U.S. on PBS Sunday night, transplants Downton's formula for success (British period drama with plenty of plot twists) from the English countryside in the early 1920's to a working class neighborhood in 1950's London.

Global Motherhood: Birth Freedom or Birth Totalitarianism?

Ina May Gaskin | Posted 07.23.2012 | Impact
Ina May Gaskin

A recent trip to Fort Worth and Dallas showed me a range of choices that I wish was available to every pregnant woman in the U.S.

Agnes Gereb and the Case for Human Rights in Childbirth

Toni Harman | Posted 07.24.2012 | World
Toni Harman

Earlier this month we filmed an interview with Dr Agnes Gereb, the Hungarian obstetrician and midwife who was imprisoned and is currently under house arrest for supporting women giving birth at home. The filming was for our ONE WORLD BIRTH new documentary film which will be released this summer.

Brennan Williams

Erykah Badu Opens Up On Recording With Jay Electronica

HuffingtonPost.com | Brennan Williams | Posted 04.19.2012 | Black Voices

Erykah Badu’s steadfast pursuit of creativity and inspiration has been an ongoing challenge for the R&B songstress throughout the course of her care...

A Day In The Life Of A Midwife

Robin Lim, CPM | Posted 06.09.2012 | Impact
Robin Lim, CPM

Just before 5 a.m., my hand phone is buzzing madly. I am up instantly, knowing that it must be an emergency: A newborn is having difficulty breathing. I am off and running down my stairs and out into the darkness.

Homebirth Midwives and the Hospital Goliath: Evidence Builds for Disruptive Innovation

John Weeks | Posted 05.29.2012 | Politics
John Weeks

Consider the potentially long-term positive consequences if mothers and families learn that most can have their babies at home, without all that expensive intervention.

Midwives, a Crucial Part of Caring for the Women of Mexico

Dr. Rick Martinez | Posted 05.07.2012 | Impact
Dr. Rick Martinez

This is a story about high infant and maternal mortality among indigenous women and their newborns. Part of this story is about how young women living in desperate situations learn to deal with those situations by helping others.

Facing Maternity Care Gaps, Midwives Push For Birthing Justice

Michelle Chen | Posted 04.03.2012 | Politics
Michelle Chen

As with all reproductive justice struggles, from access to birth control to the right to choose, self-determination in childbirth is about putting social trust in the hands of women.

Home Birth: A Real Alternative

Limari Colon | Posted 03.26.2012 | Impact
Limari Colon

Giving birth to my child naturally was not about politics, nor adventure. It was about what was best for both of us. I felt the need to protect our first moments together, to bond, and as a result of following my gut, I acquired a purpose in life.

Mom Used Makeup Mirror To Deliver Her Own Baby

Posted 12.29.2011 | Parents

Midwife Claire Clarke-Wood has delivered plenty of babies throughout the years, but she never expected to deliver her own child using only a makeup mi...

Jewish Women Seek To Join All-Male EMT Corps

AP | By CRISTIAN SALAZAR | Posted 11.28.2011 | Religion

NEW YORK -- Most Orthodox Jewish women avoid touching men except direct relatives. They don't sit next to men on buses or even at weddings. They have ...

In Praise of Midwives: Having a Baby Is Not an Illness

Nancy Cronk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Nancy Cronk

To the thousands of midwives who hold hands, comfort hearts, wipe tears, share smiles, and grow families, you have my undying respect and appreciation forever.

Midwifery: A Smart Investment in Haiti

Isobel Coleman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Isobel Coleman

Expanding midwifery and family planning programs to women across Haiti can yield long-term gains that will benefit all Haitians. Let's give the next generation a chance.

Use Of Midwives Rises, Challenging Illinois To Respond

Chicago News Cooperative | JESSICA REAVES | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

After three "really traumatic" hospital births, Alyssa Ruben was determined to have her fourth child at home. She hired a midwife, and eight months la...

Balinese Natural Birthing Center Threatened by Global Downturn

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

Mid-wife and clinic founder Robin Lim is a legend in the world of women's maternity health. I have heard of her from Port-au-Prince in Haiti to New-...

Why Home Births Are Worth Considering

Melissa Cheyney | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Melissa Cheyney

If doctors and midwives could be willing to learn from and respect one another, women and babies in our country would benefit.

To Induce Or Not To Induce - Is That The Question?

Amie Newman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Amie Newman

Are there "good" reasons for inducing labor through medical intervention? It's a loaded question for which different providers may give you different answers.

What's So Scary About Home Birth?

Amie Newman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Amie Newman

The Today Show presents homebirth as an option to be feared, but that's only because the unknown is often a scary venture. If you listen to women's experiences, It doesn't have to be that way.