Quick link: small ways to improve midwifery world-wide

23 February 2010 at 5:59 pm Leave a comment

This article from The New York Times reports on findings that suggest small, specific steps (such as “using a hand pump on a newborn who is not breathing, avoiding tetanus infections when cutting the umbilical cord, wrapping a baby against a mother’s chest for warmth, [and] helping a nervous mother breast-feed”) can be taught to local midwives/traditional birth attendants around the world to make big differences in babies’ health. These steps represent the importance of low-technology “interventions” that genuinely help, rather than hurt, moms and babies.

–Christina

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It’s now safer to give birth in Kuwait or Bosnia than California — seriously?? Numbers, numbers. . .

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