midwives

Style

One of the prime theories of HypnoBirthing posits that a large portion of birthing pain is due to the Fear-Pain-Tension-syndrome, which is the common cultural anxiety projected onto the birth process which then exacerbates the physical pain. READ MORE »


Love & Sex

Earlier this month, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), a U.K. organization that provides national health care advice and guidance, released a report on the care of healthy women and their babies during childbirth. The report stated that low-risk women would actually be safer delivering with a midwife — either at a… READ MORE »


Entertainment

If you have been in a one mile radius of me anytime in the past few weeks, you have probably heard me tell you all about how I love “Call The Midwife,” mention I’m going home to watch “Call The Midwife,” or suggest you watch “Call The Midwife.” That is because — yup — I… READ MORE »


News

New York City midwives have lost the right to deliver babies at home, as a result of the closure of St. Vincent’s Hospital. Since 1992, the progressive Manhattan hospital provided the approval required under NY law for at home midwifery services. [Guardian U.K.]
The American Academy of Pediatrics says a “ritual nick” to the genitals… READ MORE »