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Topic: Midwifery

  Midwifery - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Midwifery was reborn as a profession in Canada in the 1960s, along with other aspects of heath care reform that trace their roots to that decade of societal ferment and change.
Midwifery is not yet legally recognised in the Atlantic provinces of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island or Newfoundland and Labrador.
From the original 'alternative' style of midwifery in the 1960s and 1970s, midwifery practice has become somewhat standardized in all of the regulated provinces: midwives offer continuity of care within small group practises, choice of birthplace, and a focus on the woman as the primary decision-maker in her maternity care.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Midwifery   (2011 words)

 UBC Midwifery | Home
Midwifery care requires that midwives work in a relationship with a woman and her family using evidenced based approaches as well as informed choice and decision-making as a foundation for mutual trust and respect.
Throughout the program, students are placed in several midwifery practices, gain experience at both home and hospital births and practice with family physicians and obstetricians as part of the maternity care team.
A midwife is a person who, having been regularly admitted to a midwifery educational programme, duly recognised in the country in which it is located, has successfully completed the prescribed course of studies in midwifery and has acquired the requisite qualification to be registered and/or legally licensed to practise midwifery.
www.midwifery.ubc.ca   (706 words)

These midwifery clients usually lived either in rural areas of the country, or in immigrant areas of large urban cities where poor nutrition and poor sanitation were the norm.
The discrepancy between care of the two groups of providers was not as apparent in Europe, for it was during the 19th century that formalization of midwifery education had occurred in that continent, and statistical outcomes of midwifery practices were comparable to that of physicians in the same countries.
Midwifery of untold centuries was almost eradicated in the United States in less than three decades by restrictive legislation and an effective public campaigns.
www.crystalinks.com /midwifery.html   (2423 words)

 Midwifery Schools Q&A
The midwifery model of care includes: monitoring the physical, psychological, and social well-being of the mother throughout the childbearing cycle; providing the mother with individualized education, counseling, and prenatal care; continuous hands-on assistance during labor and delivery, and postpartum support; minimizing technological intervention; and identifying and referring women who require obstetrical attention.
Midwifery Model vs. Medical Model Judith Pence Rooks, in Midwifery and Childbirth in America (1997, Temple University Press) addresses the difference between the midwifery model and the medical model of maternity care: "Whereas medicine focuses on the pathologic potential of pregnancy and birth, midwifery focuses on its normalcy and potential for health.
Midwifery in the United States is regulated by state law and largely influenced by national certification.
www.naturalhealers.com /qa/midwifery.html   (2083 words)

 Midwifery Courses - University of Central Lancashire
You should have demonstrated achievement of national midwifery competencies, be critically aware and be able to recognise the legal, ethical and moral dimensions of practice.
Midwifery is offered as a four year BA course for non nurses; a 78 week course for nurses on part 1 or 12 of the NMC Register (adult nursing).
Learning in the clinical area incorporates obtaining experience across all aspects of midwifery practice and will initially involve observation, observation and participation, supervised practice and finally indirectly supervised practice.
www.uclan.ac.uk /courses/ug/subjects/midwifery.htm   (245 words)

 Massey University   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Midwifery, with its focus on women and their families in the reproductive phase of life, enhances and protects the normal process of birth for both mother and child.
The Midwifery Council of New Zealand requires applicants for the National Examination (held at the end of the Bachelor of Midwifery degree) to show evidence of having achieved an overall pass rate IELTS exam of no less than 7.5 with no less than 7 in each band.
On graduation students with a Bachelor of Midwifery degree or a Diploma in Arts (Midwifery) are eligible to apply for entry into the Master of Arts (Midwifery) or a Postgraduate Certificate (Midwifery); a Postgraduate Diploma (Midwifery) or Master of Midwifery.
healthscience.massey.ac.nz /MWhomepage.shtml   (671 words)

 The Homebirth Choice - by Jill Cohen and Marti Dorsey   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
While aimed at parents, anyone considering the profession of midwifery will also find it useful as a general overview of what a midwife does.
A Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM) is a registered nurse who is educated in the two disciplines of nursing and midwifery and who has met ACNM certification.
Midwifery empowers women and their families with the experience of birth.
www.midwiferytoday.com /articles/homebirthchoice.asp   (2864 words)

CNM's are trained as both nurses and midwives, with their primary focus being midwifery.
By education and experience the midwife is able to recognize any potential or actual problem which may arise, and is legally obliged to consult with a medical colleague in these cases.
It is not necessary to be a nurse in order to become a midwife, although many practicing midwives also hold nurse qualifications in addition to their midwifery registration.
midwiferyinformation.homestead.com /page1.html   (716 words)

 Education :: Midwifery
Midwifery in Australia: An overview of the requirements and various pathways to midwifery available.
School of Nursing and Midwifery: Offers an eighty week course for those who are currently on Part 1 or 12 of the UK Professional Register for Nurses, Midwives and Health Visitors to study for a Bachelor of Midwifery (Hons) qualification.
[The Dept of Nursing and Midwifery at the University of Limerick, Ireland.
www.gourt.com /Health/Professions/Midwifery/Education.html   (1849 words)

Midwifery Information: Clarifies what a midwife is, does, and the different types.
With Woman School of Midwifery: Workshops in beginning midwifery and clinical skills needed for doulas, childbirth educators, and apprentices.
World Health Organization: Midwifery: Information resources and WHO program information on midwifery and its role in the provision of essential obstetric care worldwide.
www.gourt.com /Health/Professions/Midwifery.html   (689 words)

 Midwifery in Australia
To be registered/**endorsed** by the state boards, midwives have to have completed an approved course of study and most registered/endorsed midwives have gained a general nursing qualification prior to a midwifery course.
There is no longer a separate register for midwifery, it is added as a qualification to the general nursing register.
Midwifery education is moving to the tertiary (university level) sector in all states, in some states the move is complete, in others it is offered as a hospital based course of one year, as well as the university course.
www.efn.org /~djz/birth/midwifefaq/australia.html   (2033 words)

 Midwifery Education
Midwifery educators work with both traditional birth attendants and professional midwives.
In trying to teach traditional birth attendants about the danger of hemorrhage, midwifery educators had to differentiate between the bad blood that had to come out, and the amount of blood that would be too much.
If midwifery educators had been unaware or had ignored the traditional beliefs about bleeding after birth, serious miscommunication could have occurred.
www.arches.uga.edu /~haneydaw/twwh/midwifery.html   (1805 words)

 Midwifery Today - Pregnancy, Birth, Homebirth and Midwife Information   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Just as we each have a responsibility to birthing women to ensure the future of midwifery, as "mother midwives" we also have a responsibility to educate the next generation of midwives.
Midwifery is fairly fragile in the US and we must acknowledge our responsibility to protect it.
The article relates some of the traditional herbal and other practices of midwifery that have been in use for many years.
www.midwiferytoday.com   (1271 words)

 Association of Radical Midwives
In 1976 two student midwives shared their frustration and disappointment with the increasing medicalisation and intervention in maternity care and began meeting regularly for mutual support and study joined by others.
The journal is also on the shelves of a large number of midwifery schools and medical libraries.
Midwifery Matters and pay reduced entrance fee at ARM National Meetings and Study Days.
www.radmid.demon.co.uk   (448 words)

Midwifery enhances the quality of care for childbearing women and their families by encouraging midwives to explore and develop their knowledge, skills and attitudes.
Elsevier is pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Debra Bick of Thames Valley University as Editor-in-Chief of Midwifery journal from January 2006.
In 2003, Debra was appointed as Professor in Midwifery and Women’s Health, Thames Valley University, where she is also Director of the Centre for Research in Midwifery and Childbirth.
www.harcourt-international.com /journals/midw   (530 words)

 Gently Borne Midwifery, Unassisted Birth, Mothers Milk Soap, Traditional Midwifery, Casey Makela   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Involved in midwifery study groups, active as a labor coach and homebirth assistant I heard my calling before I was 20 years old.
But, I continued working with birthing women, midwifery study groups, created community resources, then worked with hospice and nursing home care for the terminally ill (it put a real interesting balance into the cycle of life for me when I was younger)...all of the work I did was community based.
I believe very strongly not only in the vocation of traditional midwifery care and sanctity of homebirth but I advocate for the right of a women to birth in the environment of her choosing be it home or hospital, assisted or unassisted.
traditionalmidwife.com /gentlyborne.html   (749 words)

 Ancient Art Midwifery Institute
We have proven that it is possible for women to set high educational goals and to attain a superior midwifery education without having to sacrifice their own families.
Ancient Art Midwifery Institute is fundamentally dedicated to the promotion of midwifery as more than a contemporary profession.
Midwifery really is an ancient art and we should not ever forget that there were smart, caring women who came before us.
www.ancientartmidwifery.com   (241 words)

 Birthwise Midwifery School
The school was founded in 1994 and has been accredited by the Midwifery Education Accreditation Council (MEAC.org) since 1999.
Graduates of Birthwise receive a certificate of midwifery and are ready to take the national NARM exam and apply to become Certified Professional Midwives (CPMs).
CPMs provide primary care to pregnant women and their families during the childbearing year in homes or freestanding birth centers throughout the U.S. For more information on the profession of direct-entry midwifery visit www.nacpm.net, www.MANA.org, www.cfmidwifery.org.
www.birthwisemidwifery.org   (318 words)

The Midwifery register was transferred from the Nursing Council to the Midwifery Council on 18 September 2004.
If you hold dual registration as both a nurse and a midwife, but you are practising midwifery, you must have a midwifery practising certificate and can choose whether to apply to the Nursing Council for a nursing practising certificate.
If you hold dual registration and consider you are practising nursing and midwifery you must have two practising certificates, one for nursing and one for midwifery respectively.
www.nursingcouncil.org.nz /midwifery.html   (268 words)

 Midwifery information
These include the most recent edition (13th) of Mayes' midwifery: a textbook for midwives, one of the editors of which is Sue Macdonald, Education and Research Manager at the College.
On accepting the appointment Christine Beasley said that she was delighted to take up the post and was "looking forward to the challenge of ensuring all staff put hospital cleanliness and infection control at the top of the agenda".
The RCM welcomed this announcement, and said we are looking forward to working with the new chief nursing officer on a number of issues, including the extension of midwifery led care and further action to address the recruitment and retention of midwifes.
midwifery-info.blogspot.com   (3232 words)

 Midwifery « Professions « Health
She must be able to give the necessary supervision, care and advice to women during pregnancy, labour and the postpartum period, to conduct deliveries on her own responsibility and to care for the newborn and the infant.
Midwifery Today Articles - Learn about pregnancy, birth, midwifery, herbs, drugs and alternative medicine.
Midwifery Information - Clarifies what a midwife is, does, and the different types.
www.localadsearch.com /Health/Professions/Midwifery   (641 words)

 Articles - Association of Radical Midwives
A Culture of Fear: The midwifery perspective Astrid Osbourne discusses the issue of empowering midwives to make a difference.
Midwifery in the NHS (Editorial) (a critical survey of NHS midwifery and some drastic changes needed.) by Mavis Kirkham
A Re-Evaluation of the Mechanism of Labour for Contemporary Midwifery Practice - Maren Dietze's detailed analysis of the research on the physiology of labour.
www.radmid.demon.co.uk /articles.htm   (790 words)

 Marilyn's Midwifery Page
Midwifery in the United States is experiencing rapid change.
Midwifery is destined to continue providing a positive low-tech solution to today's maternity problems and will lead the way into the 21st century.
If other midwives' husbands feel this way, they can e-mail me, and we can discuss the perils and problems associated with being a midwifery widower or just talk about golf and life.
www.midwifery2000.com   (334 words)

 Midwifery Organizations by Country - Motherstuff   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
MIDIRS home page (Midwives Information and Resource Service.) Their mission is: "To be the central source of information relating to childbirth and to disseminate this information to midwives and others both nationally and internationally thereby contributing to the improvement of maternity care."
Coalition for Improving Maternity Services: CIMS "...a coalition of individuals and national organizations with concern for the care and well-being of mothers, babies, and families." Strongly pro-midwife.
The Purple Midwifery Page This page has regional interests (Ohio legislation), but some lots of good resources and information.
www.motherstuff.com /html/2midwifery-orghome1.htm   (425 words)

 Finding a Midwife
Most Certified Nurse-Midwives (CNMs) practice midwifery and attend births in the hospital setting, though some work in birth centers and a very few attend births in the home setting.
Some states license direct-entry midwives; in other states these midwives practice but are not regulated by the government; and in other states, practicing midwifery may be illegal or unlawful.
Your choices are going to be dependent on several criteria: the legal status of midwifery in your state, the kind of midwife you're looking for, and the availability of midwives in your area.
www.cfmidwifery.org /find   (1258 words)

 Midwives Alliance of North America   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
MANA's goal is to unify and strengthen the profession of midwifery, thereby improving the quality of health care for women, babies, and communities.
The Foundation for the Advancement of Midwifery (FAM) has partnered with the Thanksgiving Coffee Company to fund MANA's Public Education Campaign.
The National College of Midwifery is exploring the possibility of starting a risk purchasing group or a risk retention group.
www.mana.org   (522 words)

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