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New York State Department of Health, Wadsworth Center. n.d.. Childbirth education toolkit. Albany, NY; New York State Department of Health, Wadsworth Center,

Annotation: This toolkit is for midwives, doulas, and other childbirth educators to introduce newborn screening into midwifery practices and into nontraditional settings including childbirth education classes. Brochures, videos, and other educational materials are provided for the states of New York, Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia. Links to resources for national audiences are provided from the March of Dimes, the Health Services and Resources Administration, Genetic Alliance, and the Save Babies Through Screening Foundation. Materials are available in English and Spanish, with items from Pennsylvania available in Chinese, French, Portuguese, Vietnamese, and Russian.

Contact: Wadsworth Center for Laboratories and Research, NYS Department of Health, Empire State Plaza, P.O. Box 509, Albany, NY 12201-0509, Telephone: (518) 474-2160 Web Site: http://www.wadsworth.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Childbirth education, Educational materials, Genetic screening, Midwifery, Midwives, Neonatal screening, Newborn infants, Spanish language materials

Kitzinger S, Ramos P. 2011. Birth your way:Choosing birth at home or in a birth center. (Rev. updated 3rd ed.). London, UK: Dorling Kindersley, 329 pp.

Annotation: This book offers information for pregnant women considering an out-of-hospital birth. It discusses safe home births, arranging for home births, midwives, the birth partner, meeting challenges of a home birth, and the first month with the new baby.

Contact: DK Publishing, 375 Hudson Street, New York, NY 10014, Telephone: 800 631 8571 Fax: 201 256 0000 E-mail: ecommerce@us.penguingroup.com Web Site: http://us.dk.com $17.95, plus shipping and handling. Document Number: ISBN 0-7894-8440-4.

Keywords: Alternative birth styles, Childbirth, Consumer education materials, Home childbirth, Midwives

Lewis JA, Freda MC, Williams JK. 2010. Genetic issues for perinatal nurses. (2nd ed.). White Plains, NY: March of Dimes, 70 pp. (March of Dimes nursing module)

Annotation: This learning module is designed to increase nurses' knowledge of genetics and to provide a sound baseline on which to build nursing care for pregnant women, their infants, and their families. The module includes an update of genetic discoveries for inherited diseases and birth defects, as well as discussion of genetics-related ethical issues and nursing responsibilities for reproducing families. Introductory materials describe the module format, student evaluation, independent study, facilitated study, cognitive objectives, and expected practice outcomes. Key concepts, a glossary, and pre- and postinstructional measurement sections are also included. Section topics include basic genetic information, principles of inheritance: Mendel's laws, principles of nontraditional inheritance patterns, multifactorial inheritance, the importance of genetic family history, genetic screening, prevention of birth defects, and genetic testing. Additional sections review genetic counseling, nursing and the future of genetics. Additional sections include clinical applications, group discussion items, an independent study test, an independent study application, references, and other supplementary materials. The module has been approved for continuing education credits for registered nurses in New York and California.

Contact: March of Dimes, 1275 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains, NY 10605, Telephone: (914) 997-4488 Secondary Telephone: Web Site: http://www.marchofdimes.com $20.00, plus shipping and handling of $3.40. Document Number: ISBN 9780865251267.

Keywords: Congenital abnormalities, Educational materials, Genetics education, Nurse midwives, Nursing education, Professional education

Rady Children's Hospital San Diego, Center for Healthier Communities. 2010. Pre-natal providers' oral health knowledge doesn't equal behavior. [San Diego, CA]: Rady Children's Hospital San Diego, Center for Healthier Communities, 1 p. (Community health brief)

Annotation: This brief presents findings from a survey of obstetrician-gynecologists and certified nurse-midwives to compare the knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors related to oral health as part of prenatal care. Contents include background, training in oral health care during residency, differences in knowledge and behavior among recent and earlier graduates, and barriers in translating oral health knowledge into practice.

Contact: Rady Children's Hopsital-San Diego, 3020 Children's Way, San Diego, CA 92123, Telephone: (858) 576-1700 Available from the website.

Keywords: Attitude change, Barriers, Behavior change, Comparative analysis, Gynecologists, Internship and residency, Knowledge level, Nurse-midwives, Obstetricians, Oral health, Prenatal care, Research, Training

Cowan S. 2009. Safe start education: Supporting health professionals with influencing infant safety. NZ: Change for Our Children, 23 pp.

Annotation: This resource is for midwife educators and other professional groups in New Zealand who are engaged in education of parents about best practice infant care. It covers the triple risk model, the triple protection model, infant positioning, fetal and infant effects of exposure to smoke, accidental asphyxia, sleeping environment, head shape, grey zone deaths (deaths that are between "definitely SIDS" and "definitely not"), priority babies, NICU and SCBU settings, and parent education.

Keywords: Health professionals, Hospitals, Infant death, Midwives, New Zealand, Prevention, SIDS, Training

American College of Nurse - Midwives. 2007. Reducing health disparities. Silver Spring, MD: American College of Nurse - Midwives, 4 pp. (Issue brief)

Annotation: This issue brief provides information about health disparities in the United States, particularly in the areas of infant mortality, preterm birth, low birthweight, SIDS, maternal mortality, breast cancer, cervical cancer, HIV/AIDS, and heart disease among women. The brief also discusses ways in which midwives are working to reduce disparities in reproductive health and midwifery education, practice, and activism. A summary and endnotes are included.

Contact: American College of Nurse-Midwives, 8403 Colesville Road, Suite 1550, Silver Spring, MD 20910, Telephone: (240) 485-1800 Secondary Telephone: (888) MID-WIFE (643-9433) Fax: (240) 485-1818 E-mail: Web Site: http://www.midwife.org Available from the website.

Keywords: AIDS, Breast cancer, Cervical cancer, Economic factors, Ethnic factors, HIV, Heart diseases, Infant health, Infant mortality, Low birthweight, Maternal mortality, Midwives, Preterm birth, Racial factors, SIDS, Women's health

State University of New York at Albany, School of Public Health, Center for Health Workforce Studies. 2004. A comparison of changes in the professional practice of nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and certified nurse midwives: 1992 and 2000. Rockville, MD: U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration, 227 pp.

Annotation: This report focuses on the professional practice of nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and certified nurse midwives. It examines the notion that this practice varies widely across the 50 states and that favorable practice environments for the three professions are strongly associated with larger supplies of practitioners. The report (1) documents changes in professional practice of the three professions between 1992 and 2000, (2) creates new statistical professional practice indices for each of the three professions that more accurately reflect the respective practice environments across the 50 states in 2000, (3) examines the nature of the relationship between the three professions, the professional environment in which they operate, and their physician counterparts, (4) identifies salient factors that are related to changes in the three professions and their physician counterparts, and (5) assesses the extent to which the three professions improved access to care for underserved populations in the 1990s. The report includes eight appendices that contain index calculations, committee and organization lists, field work details, and references. Statistical information is presented in figures and tables throughout the report.

Keywords: Access to health care, Health occupations, Nurse midwives, Nurse practitioners, Physician assistants, Physicians, Underserved populations

Moore ML, Moos MK, Wieczorek RR, ed. 2003. Cultural competence in the care of childbearing families. White Plains, NY: March of Dimes, 124 pp. (March of Dimes nursing module)

Annotation: This learning module for nurses and nurse-midwives focuses learning about and respecting the cultural beliefs of childbearing women and their families. Introductory materials describe the module format, evaluation, continuing education credit, independent study, facilitated study, cognitive objectives, and expected practice outcomes. Key concepts, pre- and postinstructional measurement sections are also included. Thirteen cultural profiles are profiled including perspectives from African Americans, Amish, Applachian, Catholic, Cherokee, Chinese, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Filipino, Hmong, Japanese, Jewish, Mexican, and Muslim cultures. Additional sections include clinical applications, group discussion items, an independent study test, an independent study application, references, and other supplementary materials. The module has been approved for continuing education credits for registered nurses in New York and California.

Contact: March of Dimes, 1275 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains, NY 10605, Telephone: (914) 997-4488 Secondary Telephone: Web Site: http://www.marchofdimes.com Available in libraries. Document Number: ISBN 0-86525-084-7.

Keywords: Cultural beliefs, Cultural competence, Cultural factors, Cultural sensitivity, Educational materials, Ethnic factors, Nurse midwives, Nursing, Pregnancy, Pregnant women, Professional education

Midwives' Alliance of North America. [1997]. Foundation documents of the Midwives' Alliance of North America. Lilburn, GA: Midwives' Alliance of North America, 25 pp.

Annotation: This book contains information about the organization and goals of the Midwives Alliance of North America. It includes a statement of philosophy and goals, the history of the organization, a statement of values and ethics, a list of standards and qualifications for the art and practice of midwifery, and a list of core competencies for midwifery practice.

Contact: Midwives' Alliance of North America, 611 Pennsylvania Avenue, S.E. #1700 , Washington, DC 20003-4303, Telephone: (888) 923-6262 Fax: (417) 777-6181 E-mail: info@mana.org Web Site: http://www.mana.org Price unknown.

Keywords: Associations, Ethics, Midwifery, Midwives, Standards

Schuch A. 1997. Increasing the utilization of certified nurse-midwives, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants in the South. Washington, DC: Southern Regional Project on Infant Mortality, 61 pp.

Annotation: This report results from a two-year study on the use of certified nurse practitioners, nurse-midwives, and physician assistants in the southern states and territories in order to provide the mostly rural populations with better access to health care. The report aims to educate southern policymakers about the benefits of using these practitioners, to document barriers to their practicing, and to assist these states and territories in improving the legal and regulatory environment for their practice. The report reviews research on the quality of care; and cost-effectiveness of care delivered by these practitioners; describes site visits in Louisiana, Georgia, and Florida; and makes recommendations.

Keywords: Childbirth, Cost effectiveness, Florida, Georgia, Infant morbidity, Infant mortality, Louisiana, Nurse midwives, Nurse practitioners, Patient satisfaction, Physician assistants, Quality assurance, Southern United States, Statistics, Treatment outcome

Gabay M, Wolfe SM. 1995. Encouraging the use of nurse-midwives: A report for policymakers. Washington, DC: Public Citizen's Health Resources Group, 63 pp.

Annotation: This report presents the results of a 1994 survey of practices that provide nurse midwifery services. The survey was taken to determine how the use of nurse midwives in hospitals or in birth centers affected the care given women during labor and delivery and whether the use of nurse midwives affected the incidence of births by cesarean section. The introductory chapter explains the context, provides an overview, and summarizes the key findings. Subsequent chapters discuss the development of the survey tools and methodology, present and discuss the survey results, and recommend changes in policies that would increase the use of nurse midwives.

Keywords: Birth centers, Cesarean section, Hospitals, Nurse midwives, Patient care, Policy development, Pregnancy, Pregnant women, Surveys

Boston University, School of Public Health, Maternal and Child Health Program. 1995. Assessment of MCH/MPH interest: Dallas, Texas—Spring 1995. Boston, MA: Boston University, School of Public Health, Maternal and Child Health Program, 12 pp. (report), 3 pp. (conference materials).

Annotation: This report is the result of a survey done during the 1995 annual meeting of the American College of Nurse-Midwives in Dallas, Texas. The purpose of the survey was to determine the need for and possible foci of MCH graduate and continuing education programs. The survey provided data about the highest degree earned, barriers to obtaining a Masters degree in Public Health, interest in specific course offerings, and how the professional role of the respondent would be enhanced by such offerings. The assessment report is accompanied by a conference paper on the same subject. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Boston University School of Public Health, Maternal and Child Health Program, 715 Albany Street, Talbot Building, Boston, MA 02118, Telephone: (617) 638-5375 Fax: (617) 638-5370 E-mail: askmch@bu.edu Web Site: http://sph.bu.edu/Degree-Programs-and-ConcentrationsSub-Pages/master-of-public-health-concentration-in-maternal-a-child-health/menu-id-617114.html Available from the website.

Keywords: Continuing education, Graduate education, Leadership training, MCH training, MCH training programs, Nurse midwives, Public health education, Statistics, Surveys

Mitford J. 1992. American way of birth. New York, NY: E. P. Dutton, 322 pp.

Annotation: A central theme of this study is that maternity care systems which provide midwife care for normal pregnancies and births, and obstetrical care for complications, have the lowest rates of complications and deaths. The author traces the history of the persecution of midwives and reviews contemporary obstetrical practices.

Contact: New American Library, 375 Hudson Street, New York, NY 10014, Telephone: (212) 366-2000 Web Site: http://us.penguingroup.com/static/html/aboutus/adult/nal.html Available in libraries.

Keywords: Childbirth, Midwifery, Midwives

Ortega H. 1989 (ca.). Maternal and Infant Risk Assessment and Referral Training Project [Final report]. El Paso, TX: U.S.-Mexico Border Health Association, 44 pp.

Annotation: This project sought to improve the health status of women and infants on the Texas-Mexico border by maximizing utilization of health resources and improving coordination of services in both nations, as well as by enhancing binational staff development efforts. Activities included distribution of the Maternal and Child Health Resource Directory; provision of continuing education for nurses, lay midwives, and auxiliary health workers; and implementation of an exchange observation program for nurses from the United States and Mexico. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Keywords: Border, Education of Health Professionals, Hispanics, Mexicans, Mexico/U, Midwives, Pregnant Women, S, Women

Rostow VP, Bulger RJ, eds. 1989. Medical professional liability and the delivery of obstetrical care, Vol. II: An interdisciplinary review. Washington, DC: National Academy Press, 238 pp.

Annotation: This book addresses the effects of medical professional liability issues on access to and delivery of obstetrical care. It discusses the medical background of these issues, effects on access to and delivery of obstetrical care to low-income women, liability insurance and the nurse-midwifery practice, and the legal issues. This study was undertaken by the Institute of Medicine following an inquiry by the American Academy of Pediatrics in 1984.

Contact: National Academies Press, 500 Fifth Street, N.W., Keck 360, Washington, DC 20001, Telephone: (202) 334-3313 Secondary Telephone: (888) 624-8373 Fax: (202) 334-2451 E-mail: customer_service@nap.edu Web Site: http://www.nap.edu Available from the website. Document Number: ISBN 0-309-03986-X (v. II).

Keywords: Access to health care, Cesarean section, Genetic screening, Legal issues, Malpractice insurance, Medical liability, Midwives, Obstetrical care

Woolbert S. 1988 (ca.). Low Birthweight Prevention Project [Final report]. Columbia, SC: South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, 63 pp.

Annotation: The goal of this project was to reduce the percentage of low birthweight infants born in South Carolina by bridging the service delivery systems of hospitals, county health departments, and primary care clinics. This project served indigent women indentified in WIC clinics as being either at-risk for preterm labor or for having a low birthweight infant. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Technical Information Service, U.S. Department of Commerce, 5301 Shawnee Road, Alexandria, VA 22312, Telephone: (703) 605-6050 Secondary Telephone: (888) 584-8332 E-mail: customerservice@ntis.gov Web Site: http://www.ntis.gov Document Number: NTIS PB92-103282.

Keywords: Case Management, Education of Health Professionals, Infant Morbidity, Infant Mortality, Low Birthweight, Nurse Midwives, Pregnant Women, WIC Program

Rooks J, Haas JE, eds. 1986. Nurse-midwifery in America. Washington, DC: American College of Nurse-Midwives Foundation, 16 pp.

Annotation: This report discusses what a certified nurse-midwife is, progress, contributions and problems in the field, the role of the Federal Trade Commission, and factors contributing to and hindering the successful practice of nurse-midwifery.

Contact: American College of Nurse-Midwives, 8403 Colesville Road, Suite 1550, Silver Spring, MD 20910, Telephone: (240) 485-1800 Secondary Telephone: (888) MID-WIFE (643-9433) Fax: (240) 485-1818 E-mail: Web Site: http://www.midwife.org Available in libraries.

Keywords: Certification, Childbirth, Nurse midwives

Stewart L, Stewart D, eds. 1978. 21st century obstetrics now! (2nd ed.). Marble Hill, MO: National Association of Parents and Professionals for Safe Alternatives in Childbirth, 2 v.

Annotation: This 2 volume work which discusses childbirth at home assisted by midwives is the result of a National Association of Parents and Professionals for Safe Alternatives in Childbirth conference held in Chicago March 11-13, 1977. It also discusses prevention, particularly the role of nutrition, in prenatal care and sharing the birth experience with family and friends.

Keywords: Home childbirth, Midwives, Nutrition, Prenatal education, Social support

Tom SA. 1978. With loving hands: The life stories of four nurse-midwives. Unpublished manuscript, 130 pp.

Annotation: This thesis, submitted to the University of Utah School of Nursing, consists of the biographies of four women who practiced nurse-midwifery during the first forty years of the profession's existence. They were Rose McNaught, Lalla Mary Goggans, Aileen Hogan, and Agnes Reinders. The biographical information is analyzed for shared characteristics which could contribute to the response each woman made to the challenges she met in the course of her career. The accomplishments of the four nurse-midwives are examined in light of the changes in childbirth practices which occurred in the first half of the twentieth century.

Keywords: Biographies, Childbirth, History, Midwifery, Midwives

Arms S. 1975. Immaculate deception: A new look at women and childbirth in America. Boston, MA: Bantam Books, 398 pp.

Annotation: This book describes the modern day practices of childbirth in hospitals with medications and contrasts this approach with natural childbirth. It discusses male dominated views of American childbirth, midwifery, and the return of home births and birthing centers. The author argues against episiotomy, drugs, induced labor, and the supine birth position. Sprinkled throughout the book are personal accounts of women who have had hospital births and home births.

Keywords: Birthing centers, Childbirth, Home childbirth, Midwifery, Midwives, Natural childbirth, Nurse midwives, Pregnancy

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This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number U02MC31613, MCH Advanced Education Policy, $3.5 M. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.