Birth & Midwifery in Zimbabwe
Resources for parents and practitioners
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Some of the following sites may not be in English; an online translator may be useful.
Birth Situation Room Report
Midwifery Today Country Contact*
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If you are interested in becoming the Midwifery Today Country Contact for Zimbabwe, please write to the IAM administrator. Midwifery Today is interested in promoting international networking among childbirth practitioners. Our goal is to strengthen the international community by establishing country contacts in every country of the world.
Listen to Zimbabwean music, danced to and enjoyed by attendees at the Midwifery Today conferences in Eugene, Oregon, in these videos on our YouTube channel:
- Come to Conference! ~ Euphoria in Eugene (2011) Come to a Midwifery Today Conference! After studying hard in workshops for several days, attendees at the 2011 conference in Eugene, Oregon, dance enthusiastically to the exciting sounds of Zimbabwean marimba music played by Jenaguru Full Moon marimba ensemble. "We work hard ~ we play hard!" Come to conference! Go here to view on the YouTube site or to download video and view without streaming interruption.
- Come to Conference! ~ Euphoria in Eugene (2009) Go here to view on the YouTube site or to download video and view without streaming interruption.
Rural women turn to traditional midwives
We literally take the African phrase that says; “do not insult the traditional midwife if you still want to give birth” seriously. This is so because they are our messiahs here [in Chikombedzi, Zimbabwe]. We do not rely on the nurses for birth.
— Midwifery Today E-News, Issue 14:2