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The Art and Soul of Midwifery

Creativity in Practice, Education and Research

This title is directed primarily towards health care professionals outside of the United States. How does the midwife begin to bridge the divide between technician and nurturer? Midwifery claims to be a profession that combines both art and science, yet it is currently more ‘science' than ‘art' This title provides relevant theory and practical tools to enable midwives to begin to bridge this divide and explore alternative ways of thinking and being. The majority of the writers are midwives and midwife teachers who have spent several years exploring these issues in theory and practice, frequently from a unique perspective. This title is intended for markets outside the United States.

Paperback, 264 Pages

Published: February 2007

Imprint: Churchill Livingstone

ISBN: 978-0-443-10192-2


  • 1 Introduction
    2 The Last Taboo: Representations of Childbearing in Art Form
    3 Birth Art as a Timeless Avenue to a Soulful Birth
    4 The Delivery of Art in a Maternity Hospital
    5 Weaving the Fabric of Life: Women, Birth and Craft.
    6 Six Poetry and childbirth: "A light by which we may see”: From technician to midwife
    7 How Do They See Us? Portrayals of Childbirth and the Role of the Midwife in Literature
    8 Blue Moons and Wise Hands: Birth Knowledge and Stories of Mindful Midwifery
    9 Looking at Ourselves: Using Theatre to Examine Structures Around Birth
    10 The Rhythm of Life: Music and Childbirth
    11 Dancing Birth: Choreography and Improvisation
    12 A Soulful Journey :Creativity and Midwife Educators
    13 Feeling the Fear and Doing it Regardless!
    14 Creativity, Spirituality and Birth


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