A woman, as long as she lives, will remember how she was made to feel at her birth - Anna Verwaal, Doula
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At a time when maternal mortality rates are decreasing worldwide, they more than doubled between 2000 and 2014 in the U.S. and particularly affected women of color. A simple solution to the skyrocketing costs and scarce access to maternal care is at our fingertips: nurses. Jessica Henman got her master’s and license as a certified nurse midwife in 2010, but when she went to practice in the St. Louis area, she hit a wall. She needed to establish a legal “collaborative agreement” with a doctor who would review her charts, approve prescriptions, and be held liable for her work. But because Missouri doctors are limited in the number of advanced practice nurses they can collaborate with (three),…
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Our mission is to raise the standard of maternal/infant care in developing nations and areas experiencing crises in maternal/infant care. We place midwives and other healthcare professionals in hospitals, clinics and homes to provide care.
Elizabeth Stein works closely with her patients to educate, encourage, and empower them to make choices that enhance their overall health, pregnancy experience and strengthen their family. She combines modern medical knowledge and technology with the caring inherent in midwifery.
Citizens for Midwifery, the only national consumer-based group promoting the Midwives Model of Care! CfM works to provide information and resources that promote the local midwife, as well as midwives and midwifery care across the country!
To improve women’s health and maternity care in the United States by re-introducing midwives and midwifery care as important options that should be the norm for women’s health care services.
Articles and information about midwifery.
The mission of MANA is to provide a nurturing forum for support and cooperation among midwives. Through our collective strength, we can ensure midwifery care for all mothers and their babies throughout North America.
The North American Registry of Midwives is an international certification agency whose mission is to establish and administer certification for the credential "Certified Professional Midwife". CPM certification validates entry-level knowledge, skills, and experience vital to responsible midwifery practice.
Oregon Midwifery is a free educational site for birth resources in Oregon as well as other parts of the US
The American Association of Birth Centers is for anyone who is interested in pregnancy, birth, labor and delivery, and other women''s healthcare and reproductive issues.
The mission of ACNM is to promote the health and well-being of women and infants within their families and communities through the development and support of the profession of midwifery as practiced by certified nurse-midwives, and certified midwives.
Description of midwifery, news, information, articles and resources.
Providing evidence-based care with a compassionate touch.
Sunrise Birthing Center is a warm, caring, homelike setting where you are given care that respects you as a person and responds to your individual needs.
The Birth Center: Holistic Women's Health Care, in Delaware, is continuing a 22-year tradition of providing maternity and gynecological care as Delaware's only freestanding birth center. Located in Wilmington.
Midwives are the guardians of normal. Most healthy women do not need medications or technology to conceive, birth or nourish their babies. With information, support and attentive guidance, a woman will use her inherent wisdom to care for herself and her baby peacefully and powerfully.
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