The Basis of the Dutch Midwifery System

How did Dutch obstetrical system preserverd home births and midwifery profession when most of the countries went to the other direction? Most of countries midwives ended up to be doctors assistant. Some of these countries midwives reorganized midwifery profession and it came back strong. Netherlands benefited from the early arrival of municipally sponsored education and […]

Netherlands – part 2

“Dutch midwifery care is unique in the world. Our country has a totally different culture and system that allows Dutch midwives to work as they do and this is not because our midwives or obstetricians are very different from elsewhere but because our approach enables women to get the best of both worlds. The system […]

Netherlands – Part 1

Ahh … Netherlands! Bicycles, canals, boats, tulips, windmills … and for us that are envolved with birth is the home birth land! We were in Holland a few days enjoying this beautiful city and met with midwives and beautiful families! Netherlands is located in the North Sea between Germany and Belgium. The population is almost […]

Sweden

We left England and went to Sweden, which was not in our original plans, but we changed the script and went there, following the flow. Sweden has one of the best rates of maternal and infant mortality in the world. It was also my birthday and we decided to celebrate with our great friends André […]

A Midwife Prayer

It’s time to heal birth So that every baby is born with love and joy So that every mother finds her woman power Trough this challenging yet so magical journey It’s time to wake up to the mystery of this ancient rite of passage To honor the divinity in woman’s bodies That has known how […]