Tag: hands-off

The art of knowing when to do nothing

“Our hands are skilled in the art of touching, of catching, of wiping the brow, but they should also be skilled in the art of knowing when to do nothing. Much too frequently eager birth attendants or doulas cannot just…

Hands-off midwifery and the art of balance

“There does not seem to be a clear theoretical definition of what ‘hands-off’ practice means, although it is a term whose meaning might seem fairly obvious to most people. In relation to midwifery, it appears to be used in at…