Evaluating Midwifery or OB Care Citizen's for Midwifery (www.cfmidwifery.org <http://www.cfmidwifery.org/> ) describes the trademarked "Midwives Model of Care" Anyone can promote the midwifery model, but extremely few doctors do and … [Read more...] about Evaluating Birth Practitioners
by Jill Gliha, BirthLink Board Member Part Six of a Six Part Series - Empowering Hospital Birth Delay all hospital protocol for two hours after the birth. Much of what " needs " to be done to your baby after the birth does not need to be done … [Read more...] about Bonding – The Golden Moment
by Jill Gliha - BirthLink Board Member The inspiration for this post is based on a common question I am often asked. It has been asked so much that I felt the need to create a post about the topic! Is it possible to have a natural, empowering … [Read more...] about Empowering Hospital Birth
We live in a culture that puts technology and material wealth very high on the list of the revered and desirable. The first principle in my life is to honor all living beings. Protect and preserve all life. What about babies? We have the seeds of … [Read more...] about Honoring Life: What About the Babies?
It is difficult to assess how a midwife will practice until it comes time to give birth. I recommend that all parents learn enough about the birth process that they can conduct an intelligent interview. I provide the parents I meet with lists of … [Read more...] about Midwife Betrayal