What’s happening around the country with midwives over the last couple of weeks? Take a peek…
Birth is not only about bringing a child into this world, it’s also about bringing a mother into the world. While the safe and healthy birth of the baby should be a concern, becoming a mother is also transformative and monumental.
Since tomorrow, May 5, is the International Day of the Midwife, I thought it fitting to take a moment to both acknowledge the day and why it’s so important to me to link discussions about midwifery and childbirth to the broader reproductive and sexual health and rights movement in the U.S.
NYC’s midwife-friendly St. Vincent’s Hospital is now closed, leaving women planning births both in and out of the hospital in the cold. What can New Yorkers do to help, and what does this mean for the rest of us?
In an article about the use of fetal heart rate monitors during labor, Alex Friedman wonders why this tool that seems to do “more harm than good” is being used during labor at all.
Before I considered a home birth, I thought it was a crazy idea. But now that I’ve had one, I’m here to dispel some serious myths for other women who may be considering home birth as well!
Doctors in North Carolina performed a cesarean section on a woman who was not pregnant. The disciplinary action? A public “letter of concern.” A midwife would have had her license revoked. What’s wrong with this picture?
One woman’s labor and birth process unfolding live on Twitter – right now.
Midwives in California are fighting for their right to be reinstated at a hospital where administrators have so far provided no proof for their abrupt dismissal, saying only it was for “patient safety.”
The accessibility and safety of VBACs or vaginal birth after cesarean section have become issues of controversy for pregnant women and a cause for birth and reproductive justice advocates. Now an independent panel has concluded that, in fact, VBACs should be more accessible – in most circumstances.