July 2012

Physiological management of normal childbearing as an evidence-based, cost-effective model of maternity care

July 19, 2012

In the majority of developed countries, more than 70% of childbearing women are healthy, have normal pregnancies and give birth to full-term healthy babies. The role of modern maternity care is to preserve and promote health of these already healthy childbearing women without introducing any unnecessary harm or unproductive expense. According the World Health Forum: “Pregnancy […]

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Consensus Statement on Normal (Physiologic) Childbirth as the standard for healthy women

July 10, 2012

A Consensus Statement by: American College of Nurse Midwives, Midwives Alliance of North America, & National Association of Certified Professional Midwives  This document is intended for health care professionals and policymakers. A companion document for consumers is in development. In Support of Healthy & Normal Physiologic Childbirth: In 1996, the World Health Organization called for […]

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