Midwifery care is steeped in a cisgender and heteronormative worldview. Traditionally, when a midwife offers support to a pregnant person, she (there are midwives of all gender identifications, but I’ll default to “she” here) might remind them they will be a great mom, that the female body is a tremendous wellspring…
On Wednesday, UK's National Health Service (NHS) released new guidelines concerning women giving birth, advising women with low-risk pregnancies to consider non-hospital births.
I can't remember the last time I saw a commercial as impactful as this British PSA for Save the Children. Created to raise money for midwife training programs in underserved communities around the world, the ad spells out the stark reality of this need with unflinching clarity. A Liberian woman lies in a hospital bed…
Would you like Erykah Badu to be present at your birth? It could happen — she's already a doula, and now has said she wants to be a midwife.
A South Carolina-based midwife has launched her own campaign against the "normalization against the baby mama," aimed at the black community.
Celebrity midwife Cara Muhlhahn—made famous by Ricki Lake's documentary The Business Of Being Born—is suing New York magazine for $1 million for libel, we've learned. This comes as Muhlhahn fields her own malpractice lawsuit, after a stillborn birth.