Midwifery Today Issue 51

Issue 51 - Fathers in Pregnancy and Birth

Autumn 1999 Theme: Fathers in Pregnancy and Birth
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Dads feel all kinds of ways about taking part in their children’s births: ambivalent, joyous, helpful, helpless, awed, scared, bonded, confused. In Issue 51, eleven articles about fathers’ involvement in birth address every conceivable angle to this increasingly popular birth option. Articles on ultrasound, natural family planning, the “call” to midwifery, placenta previa and much more round out the issue.

Contents

9
Bravo Fathers!
Judy Edmunds
12
Birth Fathers or Knaves-in-Waiting?
Richard Reed
15
The Role of the Father in Childbirth
Walter L. Larimore
18
Unassisted Homebirth: One Father's Experience
Bob Griesemer
19
Steve Hinnefeld
20
Anthony Wilson
20
Making Decisions, Providing Comfort
Nick Allen
22
Lois Wilson
23
Michel Odent
25
Derek Lainsbury
25
Painful Memories: The Midwife's Role in Helping Fathers
Jill James-Philp
28
Pregnancy From a New Perspective
Stephanie Brill
31
Beverley Lawrence Beech
34
My Journey to Natural Family Planning
Carmen Staicer
36
Gladys Milton
Midwifery Today Staff
38
Anonymous
40
A Wait and See Approach with Marginal Placenta Praevia
Leigh Morris Jarvis, photos by Patty Ogden
42
Evidence-Informed Midwifery 1
Sara Wickham
43
Breastfeeding Discrimination and Censorship
Nikki Lee
45
Labor of Love to Improve Birthing in the Caribbean
Al Huber

International Midwife

48
Maternal Healthcare in Chile
Ann Davenport
52
A Waterbirth That Turned the Tide (Scotland)
Fiona Campbell-Smith
54
Homebirth Association of Ireland
Monica O'Connor
56
Connections: Finnish Nurse in Norway
Minna Jestila
57
Tasmanian Angel
Jane Hall

Departments

1
From the Editor
2
Poetry
4
Networking - including letters about Misoprostol
6
Tricks of the Trade
7
Marion's Message
8
Question of the Quarter
60
Journal Abstracts
61
Media Reviews
63
News
69
Classified Advertising
70
Calendar Advertising
73
Photo Album

International Midwife

46
From the Editor
47
Cards and Letters
59
International News

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