It was the very birth experience I needed.
A culture that holds laboring women more or less to the usual social norms and stifles their full expression during birth is one that limits women's coping mechanisms.
Marianne Littlejohn helps show women that their birthing experience doesn't have to be as traumatic as they feared.
The call came at 10 at night. Annie LeVasseur had been eagerly expecting it, but, still, it made her nervous.
Celebrated on May 5th each year, the International Day of the Midwife recognises the invaluable role of midwives in health. As the Global Goodwill Ambassador for the International Confederation of Midwives (ICM), I would like to personally thank midwives for their inspiring work in delivering quality care to women and newborns.