This is a resource list to help you find your textbooks and reference material:


Cultural Diversity Heart and Hands Holistic Midwifery Myle's Midwifery Thinking Woman

**remember the most current editions will give you the latest information**

Midwives Alliance of North America (MANA)

Midwives are the traditional care providers for mothers and infants. Midwives are trained professionals with expertise and skills in supporting women to maintain healthy pregnancies and have optimal births and recoveries during the postpartum period. Midwives provide women with individualized care uniquely suited to their physical, mental, emotional, spiritual and cultural needs. Midwifery is a woman-centered empowering model of maternity care that is utilized in all of the countries of the world with the best maternal and infant outcomes such as The Netherlands, United Kingdom and Canada.

North American Registry of Midwives (NARM)

Based on the MANA Core Competencies, the guiding principles of the practice of CPMs are to work with women to promote a healthy pregnancy, and provide education to help her make informed decisions about her own care. In partnership with their clients they carefully monitor the progress of the pregnancy, labor, birth, and postpartum period and recommend appropriate management if complications arise, collaborating with other healthcare providers when necessary. The key elements of this education, monitoring, and decision making process are based on Evidenced-Based Practice and Informed Consent.

Midwifery Education Accreditation Council (MEAC)

MEAC is an independent, nonprofit organization recognized by the U.S Department of Education as an accrediting agency of direct-entry midwifery institutions and programs.

Women are turning to Midwives

According to a report from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the number of midwives attending births in the U.S. reached an all-time high in 2009, and may still be rising. This is an excellent time to become a midwife. An increase in the midwifery workforce will bring the United States more in line with the rest of the world where midwives already play a central role in providing maternity and newborn care.

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