Latest Midwives Stories

2009-05-06 06:14:26

New data released at a meeting of the Pediatric Academic Societies suggests that newborns face a higher risk of death when delivered at home attended by a certified nurse midwife than when born in hospitals with a certified nurse midwife in attendance. "Currently, the only Western country with a substantial number of home births is the Netherlands, where 30 percent of births are in the home," a Reuters report quoted Dr. Michael H. Malloy of the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston...

2008-06-30 12:02:23

By JUDY SIEGEL-ITZKOVICH Ina May Gaskin - the woman widely described as the "most famous" and "most authentic" midwife in the world - never even took a formal midwifery course. Nevertheless, obstetricians, who in most of the developed world prefer to deliver all babies themselves, have given her the ultimate honor - naming an obstetric procedure that literally saves life and limb after this unusual woman. Observing how uneducated, poor women deliver babies under primitive...

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