Midwifery Today Issue 37
Spring 1996 Theme: The Threat of Technology
On the Cover
Vaginal ultrasound: Diagnostic aid or tool of abuse
This test has its advantages, but must be used with prudence.
Urban guerrilla midwives
"The daily realities of midwifing in a large tertiary care center challenge us…."
No heroics, just love
The baby's heart defect was not compatible with life.
This man loves midwives
Marsden Wagner has promoted midwifery through his writing and lectures.
Thoughts taken from the dreams of 200 women.
With scars in my uterus and heart
How can we protect women from technology, yet follow our protocols?
Knitting needles, cameras and electronic fetal monitors
A cultural misunderstanding of birth physiology threatens women.
A blending of two worlds
Modern midwifery is an uneasy balance of brain and tool vs. heart and hands.
The pain of labour
It hurts to give birth. But there is a special biological role for that pain.
The belly of the beast
"I make a profound difference in the women's lives that I touch."
A grand triumph
A woman succeeds in having a homebirth, despite her doctor's wishes.
Pursuing the Birth Machine
Important new information has become available on some technologies.
Searching for appropriate birth technology
A review of Pursuing the Birth Machine.
Tricks of the Trade
Question of the Quarter
In My Opinion
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