Top 50 Midwife Blogs

A midwife is a specialist who can offer care to childbearing women during pregnancy, delivery and during the postpartum period. In addition to midwives, doulas also can assist in the same process, but in a non-medical sense. Both midwives and doulas train for their positions, and some also train for pediatric or neonatal nursing. This list of the top 50 midwife blogs on the Internet offer a glance into the lives of midwives and doulas, as well as a look at the support they receive.

MidwiferyPersonal Blogs

  1. A Midwife’s Muse: This UK midwife is what is known as a “community midwife,” a role that allows her to practice as an RM (Registered Midwife).
  2. Birth Change: Lori is a traditional midwife in Southern Utah with a small midwifery business.
  3. Birth Place: Stacey provides prenatal care, homebirths and water births, postpartum care and breastfeeding support for the childbearing families of Bozeman.
  4. Birth Sense: This is a common-sense guide to normal birth, including a section on Midwifery.
  5. Bloody Show: A direct-entry midwifery student writes this blog.
  6. Carolyn’s blog: A midwife and midwife educator in New Zealand, shares her enthusiasm for her profession.
  7. Fructus Ventris: Alicia the midwife muses about whatever she feels like at the moment.
  8. Hands for Catching: This blog is for aspiring and current nurse-midwife students.
  9. In My Mother’s House: This blog features Sheila Simms Watson’s writing, also known as “The Miami Midwife.”
  10. Lisa Barrett – more than a midwife: Lisa maintains this blog as well as a blog about homebirth.
  11. Meconium Happens: This mother of eight is a self-proclaimed birth junkie who loves to help others have babies.
  12. Midwife Monologues: This is a “soapbox” for several midwives who practice in Charlottesville, Virginia.
  13. Midwife Thinking’s Blog: A mother, teacher and midwife who lives in Queensland, Australia, shares her views on on birth and midwifery.
  14. Midwifery for Your Life: Stacey works as a certified nurse-midwife who has delivered babies from western Indian reservations to a center-city Bronx hospital.
  15. Minority Midwife: A minority nursing and midwifery student shares her thoughts about birthing.
  16. Mother Bloom: A midwife, Christy serves at 2nd VP on the Midwives Alliance of North America Board of Directors and is working on her Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner Degree.
  17. Navelgazing Midwife: This blog belongs to a licensed and certified professional midwife who lives in San Diego, CA.
  18. Private Midwife: Homebirth & Hospital Birth: Melissa Maimann is a private midwife in Sydney. She births with women at home and in hospital.
  19. Thinkbirth: This mother, grandmother, network, writer and educator also is a midwife. She shares information about her experiences in Australia.
  20. Villagemidwife: Visit the blog of this midwife, who has been practicing since 1973.

DoulaDoulas

“Doula” is a Greek word meaning “Woman’s Servant.” There are several types of doulas: those who help women and families during childbirth and/or labor and delivery and those who care for women and families following birth. Doulas might train to become midwives.

  1. Bellies and Babies: This is a diary of a childbirth educator, doula, mother and aspiring midwife.
  2. Birthing Beautiful Ideas: Kristen is a mother, doula, graduate student, feminist and writer.
  3. Dou-la-la: This birth advocate, postpartum doula, childbrith educator and birth doula-in-training writes about her interests.
  4. Doula Hallie’s Blog & Birth News: Hallie shares news stories and research articles, as well as an over view of what she is up to in the birth world.
  5. DoulaMomma: This wife and former attorney offers her thoughts on birth, motherhood and life.
  6. Durango Doula Chick: This blog belongs to a birth/postpartum doula who works in Durango, Colorado.
  7. Empowering Birth Blog: A doula and student midwife is spreading the message that birth should be empowering.
  8. Gloria Lemay: Gloria is a homebirth advocate, doula and health and wellness proponent in Vancouver.
  9. Holistic Doula NYC Blog: News, tips and inspiration for holistic mamas and families.
  10. Kindred Hands Doula Blog: This blog is part of the services offered by Kindred Hands Doula, which serves Sarasota areas in Florida.
  11. Lausanne Doula Blog: This blogger shares her thoughts on birth, the doula profession, information about her business, and local resources for moms giving birth in Lausanne, Switzerland.
  12. MotherWit: Doula care and doula training from a Montreal doula.
  13. Radical Doula: Miriam Zoila Pérez is a writer, blogger and reproductive justice activist.
  14. Utah Doula Association: This group now offers a blog in place of a former newsletter.
  15. Vancouver Doula: This blogging doula helps you to realize that you have the abilities, wisdom and courage to give birth.

Birth ActivistMidwife Advocacy

  1. Birth Activist: This blog celebrates non-traditional birthing and child-raising.
  2. Citizens for Midwifery: Citizens for Midwifery is a consumer-based grassroots organization promoting the Midwives Model of Care.
  3. Ethics for Midwives: Read through this blog to learn about the importance of ethics for midwifery.
  4. Friends of Iowa Midwives: This is a statewide, grassroots organization working to promote access to midwifery and out-of-hospital birth in Iowa.
  5. International Cesarean Awareness Network: ICAN is committed to preventing unnecessary cesareans through education, provide support for cesarean recovery, and promote vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC).
  6. Janet Fraser: Janet is the National Convenor of the Australian Homebirth Network, Joyous Birth.
  7. Massachusetts Friends of Midwives: MFOM is a non-profit organization working to promote and protect the rights of all midwives and the women and families who birth with them.
  8. Midwife Connection: The American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM) believes that every woman deserves the expert, woman-centered care that midwives deliver.
  9. Midwives & Mothers in Action: This blog is part of the MAMA Campaign, advocating for CPMs as a high-value option for quality cost effective maternity care.
  10. Our Bodies Ourselves: This link leads to the midwife articles and advocacy features at this blog.
  11. Save Birth Choices: This Australian blog is serving the rights of Australian women for birth choices, including midwife advocacy.
  12. sfmiles4midwives: Miles for Midwives is a stroller-friendly 5K walk/run in Golden Gate Park on October 10th, 2010 to celebrate National Midwifery Week.
  13. Squat: This blog is an extension of Squat: An Anarchist Birth Journal, that talks about parenting, midwifery and non-traditional birthing venues.
  14. The Big Push for Midwives: This site includes a blog, library and resources and key information on how to support midwives across the country.
  15. Women in Charge: This blog, a project of Wisewoman Childbirth Traditions, intends to empower and encourage women to take charge of their bodies, their babies and their births.