Midwifery Today Magazine—
A Great Tool for All Birth Practitioners
Cover photo by Emily Robinson
Experience the feeling of opening the pages of Midwifery Today. It’s like sinking into a nice warm bath, or sharing birth stories with a best friend. You’re at home here, you know the issues, feel the excitement, understand the pain. Learn about the latest scientific studies that will support your intuition, and what books will help the women you serve. Enjoy a warm hug, a good laugh, support and encouragement. Share your techniques with thousands of other readers! Thank goodness for Midwifery Today magazine—you’re not alone! Be part of an international community of birth practitioners who are a lot like you!
Why should you subscribe to Midwifery Today ?
Great Writers: You’ll be able to read material by some of the best birth writers in the world; passionate, informed women and men with a wealth of knowledge and experience to share. Writers include:
- Nancy Wainer
- Marsden Wagner
- Gloria Lemay
- Judy Edmunds
- Robin Lim
- Penny Simkin
- Michel Odent
- Ina May Gaskin
You’ll also discover new authors: midwives and doulas, mothers and grandmothers, people just like you. This diversity of writers gives you a look at birth and midwifery from many viewpoints.
Vital Topics: You’ll get an in-depth look at an important topic in each quarterly issue, with several articles devoted to the issue theme. View upcoming editorial themes. Past themes have included:
- Birth and Disability
- Multiple Births
- Cesarean Prevention
- Prenatal Care
- Second Stage
- Midwifery Education
In addition to the issue theme, you’ll also be able to read several other articles on a wide variety of subjects. Past issues have included articles such as:
- Baby’s Bedding: Is It Creating Toxic Nerve Gases?
- Shiatsu: Another Tool for Keeping Birth Normal
- Chinese Medicine for Pregnancy and Birth
- Lotus Birth
- Group B Strep Screening
- Evidence-Informed Midwifery
- Midwives and Cytotec
- Vitamin K Deficiency
Birth Wisdom: You’ll appreciate the quiet wisdom of Marion’s Message, a regular column written by nurse midwife Marion Toepke McLean with extensive experience in home, hospital and birth center births.
You’ll discover ways to become a better birth practitioner with the short tips and tricks in Tricks of the Trade column.
News and Reviews: You’ll be able to read brief reports on information relating to pregnancy, birth and early infancy in the News section. Past reports have included:
- Study Warns of Premature Birth Risks
- Preeclampsia a Risk Factor for Moms’ Later Health
- Wait to Push, Say OBs
You’ll keep up-to-date on birth-related books and videos when you read Media Reviews.
International Midwifery: You’ll learn about birth and midwifery around the world with the International Midwife section. Past issues have included articles on birthing practices in such places as:
- The Philippines
- The United Kingdom
- Costa Rica
- British Columbia
- New Zealand
Letters, art, poetry and more:
You’ll enjoy the comments, stories and news from readers in the Networking and Cards and Letters sections.
You’ll remember and rejoice in the wonder of the every-day miracle of birth when you see the beautiful black and white photography and read the inspirational poetry.
You’ll also find the ads very useful, for they give you information about products and services of interest to midwives, aspiring midwives, doulas and other birth professionals, as well as to new and expectant parents.
Just $55 for a 1-year subscription (4 issues)
$68 in Canada
$75 in all other countries.
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Thank You, Midwifery Today
I really enjoy Midwifery Today and read it as soon as it arrives. I work in a medically dominated hospital in England, so it is very refreshing to get an alternative view from a global perspective. Fortunately, the hospital where I work has a progressive head of midwifery who encourages midwives to work autonomously and practice in midwife care schemes. It is not always possible to give the care that women would ideally like when governed by procedures and protocols, but we are striving to meet the needs of the women in our care by being more flexible. Midwifery Today is an invaluable journal for all midwives and students to guide them in their practice.
— Miranda Hayer
I am a self study student from Texas. I cannot express how Midwifery Today has made a difference in my education. As a student, I am on a limited budget, and have been unable to afford a subscription, so I borrow any and every MT I can get my hands on. This has become one of the single greatest resources to my educational process. I am so grateful to all of the midwives who have given their knowledge so that we can learn. I have truly learned more from my devouring MT than any text on the market. I just read the latest issue…and again you have done a brilliant job. I am almost finished with my training and hope in the summer of 2001 to take my NARM exam. All of the articles are from real midwives who do this every day, and if they write about it you know it works. I can use it as a true frame of reference. Thank you so much.
— Dianne Bolton
Born of the need for a unifying force in the midwifery movement, Midwifery Today magazine has been supporting, encouraging and educating midwives and other birth practitioners since 1987. Midwifery Today, Inc. is committed to promoting safe, healthy and happy outcomes for mothers and babies, and believes that the midwifery model of non-interventive, preventive care should be the standard of care throughout the world.