The UK’s National Institute for Health and Care Excellence has released new guidelines for intrapartum care.  These new guidelines are very supportive of midwife-led care across many settings and encourage access to midwifery care and out-of-hospital birth. They are available here…(Read More)

Exciting news– the Birth Center Bill has passed in both the Senate and the Assembly!  The bill now needs to be signed by the Governor.  Learn more about the Bill and read its full text here…(Read More)

Spring 2015: “Doula, Sister, Aunt, Storyteller: A Midwife’s Retelling of Birth,” Journal of Perinatal Education, Mimi Niles As a midwife, delivering hundreds of babies a year in a busy city hospital, I rarely have the opportunity to reconnect with what made me pursue the path of midwifery. This is the story of the birth…(Read More)

February 4, 2014: “Home Birth in a Risk Society,” Science & Sensibility, by Barbara Katz Rothman, PhD Today, I am delighted to share with you an essay on risk written by sociologist and author Barbara Katz Rothman, PhD.  There has been much discussion and debate on two papers just published in the Journal of Midwifery…(Read More)

January 30, 2013: “Outcomes of Care in Birth Centers,” Journal of Midwifery and Women’s Health The safety and effectiveness of birth center care have been demonstrated in previous studies, including the National Birth Center Study and the San Diego Birth Center Study. This study examines outcomes of birth center care in the present maternity…(Read More)

Midwifery: Exploring Options

September 13, 2012: “Midwifery: Exploring Options,” Mamatoga – Story by Tisha Graham, Photos by Deborah Neary Read the full article here…(Read More)

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