Lessons from a midwife becoming a mother. Or, how does a medieval Spanish bridge, two poodles and a purple hose relate to ‘career enhancement’?

This post written by Heather Wallace was originally published in Birthspirit Midwifery Journal 2010; 5: 33-36. Last year I returned to clinical practice after an extended maternity leave of almost five years. I was concerned that I would be completely … Continue reading

The story that got midwives and obstetricians talking together

A multi-disciplinary hospital meeting to air issues raised by women’s feelings of dissatisfaction with obstetric consultations for breech-presenting babies is discussed by self-employed midwives Margaret Gardener and Jenny Crawshaw. Originally published in Birthspirit Midwifery Journal 2010; 5: 63-67. References updated … Continue reading

The FTPs of caesarean section

Originally published in Birthspirit Midwifery Journal 2009; 4: 25-30. Revised. The artwork in this post was historically available at http://cesarean-art.com. As the artist did not engage in dialogue, permission was unable to be sought to reproduce this previously freely available … Continue reading

Elusive and contrary: an optimal inter-birth interval for twins at term

Originally published in Birthspirit Midwifery Journal 2010; 6: 55-57.Revised February 2014 Midwifery ethos demands that while remaining mindful of a woman’s ‘birthing potential’ WHO (1998, p. 2) and that any number of eventualities can arise, we nurture the physiological process … Continue reading