Mythology and Midwifery: The Midwife in Ancient Greece
- Conception, complicated pregnancy, and labour of gods and heroes in Greek mythology. Iavazzo, Christos; Trompoukis, Constantinos; Sardi, Thalia; Falagas, Matthew E. // Reproductive BioMedicine Online (Reproductive Healthcare Limited;Jul2008 Supplement, Vol. 17 Issue 1, p11
Pregnancy and labour are holy moments in a woman's life. Even in Greek mythology we can find descriptions of them. We searched in the Greek myths to find descriptions of labours of ancient heroes and gods. We identified descriptions of extracorporeal fertilization, superfecundation, ectopic...
- Midwifery Research--Where next? Jowitt, Margaret // Midwifery Matters;Winter2001, Issue 91, p2
Focuses on the state of midwifery in Europe. Factors on which midwifery research should be based; Emergence of evidence-based practice in medicine; Need for midwifery evidence to be promoted in the Levels of Evidence list; Role of midwives in reducing the rates of caesarean births; Reason why...
- How can we change the world? Hall, Jenny // Midwifery Matters;Winter2001, Issue 91, p14
Focuses on the need for midwives to work together to institute changes to improve the world. Problems faced by midwives; Changes suggested by a forum of midwifery; Depiction of an algorithm illustrating ways to change the world.
- Midwifery Models for Excellence. Ridley, Shane // AIMS Journal;2002, Vol. 14 Issue 1, p20
Focuses on discussion of strategies for achieving good midwifery practice, at the 2002 conference in the Royal Botanic Gardens Lecture Theatre. Establishment of the Edgeware Birth Centre to provide midwifery service to women; Presentation on the Albany Midwifery Practice; Feminist pedagogical...
- ARM Looks to the Future. Blackwood, Wendy; Herbert, Sally; Kacary, Rosie; Kaman, Aida; Montagu, Sarah // Midwifery Matters;Summer2003, Issue 97, p2
Discusses the issues that the Association of Radical Midwives should prioritize in order to improve midwifery in Great Britain, according to candidates for the position of Coordinator and Administrative Secretary of the organization. Fighting for the midwifery model; Indemnity insurance;...
- ARM's Evidence to the House of Commons Select Committee on Health on the Maternity Services. // Midwifery Matters;Summer2003, Issue 97, p21
Presents the Association of Radical Midwives' evidence presented to the British House of Commons Select Committee on Health on the Maternity Services. Validity of the Winterton Committee and Cumberlege Report; Staffing structure within the maternity services.
- Factors affecting staffing ratios. Ball, Jean; Bennett, Beverley; Washbrook, Marie; Webster, Frances // British Journal of Midwifery;Jun2003, Vol. 11 Issue 6, p357
Focuses on the percentage of distribution of midwives for each area of care. Context of staffing ratios; Case-mix in intrapartum care; Patterns of cross-border work.
- Letter from Bangladesh. Neile, Euranis // Midwifery Matters;Summer2002, Issue 93, p6
Relates experiences as midwife in Bangladesh. Impression toward the environment of the country; Emphasis of the supply of electricity; Consideration of the teaching methods applied in different schools.
- Dreaming of Utopia. Parkes, Rosie // Midwifery Matters;Autumn2002, Issue 94, p7
Discusses ways that midwives can continue their job while taking care of home life. Part-time community midwifery; Rewards in caring for friends throughout their pregnancies and births; Part-time caseload practice.