Monday, January 13, 2014

'Sacred organ', or 'hazardous medical waste'?

I am forwarding this message with permission of it's author, midwife

GOOD NEWS FROM GREECE!

The trial of 79 people (doctors, midwife and parents) who were accused for environmental pollution from the placenta in homebirths and false medical certification came to an end once and for all !

79 parents, doctors and me (midwife) were acquitted !

In a trial that lasted up to five hours, the only prosecution witness was the president of Midwives Association of Thessaloniki, a court seat that fully respected the accused and a district attorney who in his speech said that this case should ΝΟΤ have reached the court from the beginning !


Saturday, January 04, 2014

midwifery directions for 2014

Greetings to my little band of readers and thinkers and birth nerds.

In my first blog entry for 2014, not knowing what lies ahead, I hope this new year brings you valuable learning and the satisfaction of knowing that you have contributed well to whatever your work is.

There is an old saying that the pen is mightier than the sword.  I am using the internet to wield a (virtual) pen/sword (whatever that might mean in today's world) in my campaign to protect, promote and support health through childbirth.  The midwifery-childbirth scene is in need of protection. The context is discussion around the future of midwives and homebirth in Australia, stimulated by midwife-blogger Rachel Reed.  I would encourage you to read the post, and the comments.