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Therapeutics of Presence illustration

Therapeutics of Presence

With a solid presence we can melt, we can let go. I often get asked ‘because you are a midwife will you need a midwife when you give birth or deliver […]

Mother tying umbilical chord

Woman Powered Birth

Photo: Unison Photo (this is what a lifeless cord looks like and the appropriate time to cut) Birth belongs in the hands of the woman doing it. All birth is woman powered […]

Midwifery Model of Care: What is Midwifery?

Midwifery Model of Care by Birth Photographer

This is an account of the Midwifery Model of Care through the eyes of a birth photographer/doula. I was at a birth recently. There was a birth photographer attending, to […]

Breastmilk First Aid

The other day my sister in Canada was telling me about her infected eye, it was red and oozing and a result of her fake eyelashes. She had been to several clinics. […]

Birth Positions

This poster of birth positions is on the wall of a birthing suite in the Pius Hospital de Valls hospital in Spain. This picture was clicked by water birth advocate […]

Why Orange Blossoms?

As a student midwife I learnt the saying, ‘don’t pick the fruit until its ripe’ in the context of not messing with pregnant mammas until babies were naturally ready to […]

Epidural in the spinal chord

Epidurals Have No Side Effects in Kerala

I had an opportunity this week on Facebook to be completely flabbergasted by this misinformation. It came from reading the following post written by consultant anesthesiologist Dr. Neelam MBBS, DA, DNB […]