The recent crash of a Germanwings airbus by Andreas Lubnitz elicits disturbing questions and deeper examination of the factors underlying this event.
I am holding a series of workshops across South Africa covering all you need to know as a birth professional to effectively manage cases of Shoulder Dystocia.
Workshops for Midwives aims to teach midwifery skills to any midwife interested in participating and growing through interactive learning situations.
When we interfere with the process of birth we render the love hormone oxytocin useless and we need to ask ourselves how this will affect the future of humanity.
Baby Guillaume was born calmly and gently at the Mtwana Birth Centre without disturbance and joined his parents Benedicte and Didier and his family of siblings.
Politics and midwifery have been closely intertwined in South African Apartheid history and the women’s liberation movement. Western models of childbirth were accepted at the expense of indigenous wisdom and knowledge.
The key to the Helping Babies Breathe programme is the First Golden Minute, within which most babies will recover and breathe after birth. A quick visual and auditory assessment of the baby at birth and simple steps to assist babies to breathe, can save lives and give a much better start to babies who struggle to breathe at birth.