What is a midwife?

Midwifery is the art of attending to women in labor and directing one's attention in multiple directions simultaneously. Balancing the needs of the mother and her soon-to-be newborn is the true art; the midwife is the one taking responsibility for the welfare of both. She is challenged to allow a woman to listen innerly, following the direction of her own unique labor pattern, to learn each woman’s laboring rhythm then to unobtrusively guide and encourage her when the pattern is deviating from what is safe.

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Pregnancy: You Can Turn a Baby

A recent study found that 75% of the transfer of out-of-hospital births into a hospital were for posterior babies. A posterior baby is one whose back is facing the back of the mother, complicating the physics of birth. So what can be done? There are methods both midwives and mothers can use for turning posterior babies, both before and during labor. You can turn your own baby!

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