Frequently Asked Questions
Midwifery Today Magazine
Midwifery Today E-News
Books & Merchandise
Our Order FAQs address orders, shipping, and returns/refunds/exchanges.
Our Order FAQs address subscriptions.
Online Directories (Birth Market)
Our Order FAQs address online directories.
Midwifery Today Magazine
- Where do the articles come from?
- We publish articles from all over the world. Ninety-five percent of what we publish is original, although we occasionally reprint from other publications. Most of our writers are midwives, doctors, doulas, childbirth educators, academics or other specialists. A few of our writers are parents and journalists. Submissions may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please refer to our submission guidelines (for writer and artists) for more information.
- Who writes for Midwifery Today magazine?
- Our regular contributors include the following persons. Please click on a name to read a full biography.
- Jan Tritten, founder,
editor-in-chief and publisher of Midwifery Today magazine
- Jill Cohen, associate editor at Midwifery Today
- Judy Edmunds, CPM
- Robbie Davis-Floyd, Ph.D., Research Fellow in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Texas, Austin
- Gloria Lemay, private birth attendant in Vancouver, B.C., Canada
- Michel Odent, M.D., author, founder of the Primal Health Research Centre in London
- Marion Toepke McLean, CNM and contributing editor for Midwifery Today
- Marsden Wagner, MD, neonatologist and perinatal epidemiologist
- Sara Wickham, MA, BA (Hons), RM, direct-entry midwife and a contributing editor for Midwifery Today
- Robin Lim, author, poet, midwife and educator who lives in Bali, Indonesia
- What kinds of articles are you looking for?
- Well-written technical articles by doctors, midwives, doulas, childbirth educators, nutritionists, herbalists and other practitioners. Birth stories that are beautifully written and have something to teach the practitioner. Stories about midwifery practices in other countries. Well-written academic articles on the subject of midwifery by experts.
- How much do you pay?
- We don't, but authors whose articles are published in our magazine receive a one year subscription, plus two extra copies of the issue in which they're published.
- How do I submit an article for consideration?
- We prefer electronic submission. E-mail us at email@example.com.
- How do I get permission to reprint articles?
Please call and ask to speak to someone in the editorial department, or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Generally, we allow teachers and practitioners to make small numbers of reprints of our articles so long as both the copyright of the author and of Midwifery Today are respected. Please be sure the name of the author and the publication and issue number appear on the reprints.
Midwifery Today E-News
- How do I subscribe to E-News?
- Go to: www.midwiferytoday.com/enews/subscribe.asp. Fill in your e-mail address, choose text or HTML, and click the "subscribe" button. Then click the "Submit" button at the bottom of the page.
- How do I unsubscribe from E-News?
- Go to: www.midwiferytoday.com/enews/subscribe.asp. Fill in your e-mail address, and click the "unsubscribe" button. Then click the "Submit" button at the bottom of the page.
- How do I change my e-mail address?
- Go to: www.midwiferytoday.com/enews/subscribe.asp. You will need to unsubscribe from your old address and resubscribe with your new address following the directions above. Alternately, you can contact email@example.com and ask us to change the address for you. Be sure to include both your old and new e-mail addresses. Our e-mail subscriber database only contains e-mail addresses, not names.
- How do I switch the version I receive (text or HTML)?
- Go to: www.midwiferytoday.com/enews/subscribe.asp. Fill in your e-mail address, choose text or HTML, then click the "Submit" button at the bottom of the page.
- How do I confirm my requests?
- After you've filled out your request and clicked the "Submit" button, check your e-mail. You'll receive a message from us with a confirmation link in it. You must click on this link to confirm your request.
- What do I do if I have problems?
Send a detailed description of your problem, including any error messages you've received, to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- How can I find a midwife in my area?
- Midwifery Today doesn't make direct referrals, but we can still help you! Our Web site is a good place to start. Go to www.FindaMidwifeToday.com or www.FindaDoulaToday.com. Our search engine lists midwives and doulas by state or country. You'll also find a few links to other sites that offer listings of birth practitioners. If you can't find any names listed for your area, check your local phone book under the headings midwifery services, birth centers or childbirth education, or call a hospital in your area to see if they can refer you to someone. Be persistent—there's someone out there just for you!
- How do I become a midwife?
This question has a thousand answers. How you become a midwife is a very individual choice. If you have the capability, find a midwife to apprentice with. Firsthand experience is a great way to learn. There are also many distance-learning programs and direct-entry schools. Midwifery Today offers many resources for aspiring and beginning midwives: for more information, visit our Becoming a Midwife page.
If you've already started your studies, you may want to get the Student Midwives Package. It includes a one-year subscription to Midwifery Today, back issue Midwifery Today Issue 60 on Education, the Birth Song Midwifery Workbook and Birth Wisdom: Tricks of the Trade Vol. III. The Birth Song Midwifery Workbook is a study guide with 11 chapters that cover the basics of normal birth and midwifery, including reproductive anatomy, embryology and fetal development, nutrition and herbs, prenatal care and normal labor and birth.
- How do I advertise with Midwifery Today?
With our magazine, popular Web site and well-attended conferences, we have a lot of options available to advertisers.
Some of these include:
- Internet - Birth Market, E-News, Web page ads…
- Magazine - Ads, Classifieds, Calendar…
- Conference - Programs, Registration Flyers, Tables…
- Miscellaneous - Mailing Lists, Ride-Alongs, Holiday Packs…
If any of these options sounds appealing to you, please read more at www.midwiferytoday.com/ads/ or contact us at email@example.com for more information. We can help you develop a marketing scheme. We will also give you tips on how to implement a scheme that would include all of Midwifery Today's advertising options.