Tag: midwifery wisdom

“Get those consumers out of the bushes”

When midwife Susanne Houd was interviewed about the history of home birth in Denmark, she shared her thoughts on how to bring about change.. “The consumers need to get together and get visible. That is really the number one thing.…

The importance of everyday birth wisdom

I love research papers that tell me things I already know. I especially love those that tell me things I already know about everyday midwifery practice that I don’t think about on a daily basis but which, when I read…

Let there be mood lighting…

There can’t be many midwives or birth supporters who don’t already know about the advantages of low lighting for labour and birth. While we are still learning about whether and how darkness and light relate to the release of oxytocin…

Pronurturance Plus … great food for thought

As a long-time fan of physiological, unmedicated placental birth (where appropriate, of course), I’m always happy to see papers which explore the value of this and the ways in which we can facilitate women’s and babies’ health and well-being at…

A few rebozo resources…

Right about now, I will be getting ready to start my latest Recipes for Normal Birth workshops, and my rebozos are already in my teaching basket … not just because they’re great shawls for this changeable March weather, but because…