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MIDWIFERY




MIDWIFERY

Midwifery is a health care profession in which
providers offer care to childbearing women
during pregnancy, labour and birth, and during
the postpartum period. They also care for the
newborn and assist the mother with breastfeeding.

A practitioner of midwifery is known as a midwife,
a term used in reference to both women and men,
although the majority of midwives are female. In
addition to providing care to women during
pregnancy and birth, many midwives also provide
primary care to women, well-woman care related
to:



reproductive health,

annual gynecological exams,

family planning,

menopausal care.



Midwives are autonomous practitioners who are
specialists in low-risk pregnancy, childbirth,
and postpartum. They generally strive to help
women to have a healthy pregnancy and natural
birth experience.

Midwives are trained to recognize and deal
with deviations from the normal. Obstetricians,
in contrast, are specialists in illness related
to childbearing and in surgery.

The two professions can be complementary, but
often are at odds because obstetricians are
taught to "actively manage" labor, while
midwives are taught not to intervene unless
necessary.




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NURSE
MIDWIVES




Nurse-midwives were introduced in the United
States in 1925 by Mary Breckinridge for use
in the Frontier Nursing Service (FNS).

Breckinridge chose the nurse-midwifery model
used in England and Scotland because she
expected these nurse-midwives on horseback
to serve the health care needs of the families
living in the remote hills of eastern Kentucky.

This combination of nurse and midwife was very
successful. The Metropolitan Life Insurance
Company studied the first seven years of the
service and reported a substantially lower
maternal and infant mortality rate than for
the rest of the country.

The report concluded that if this type of care
was available to other women in the U.S.,
thousands of lives would be saved, and suggested
nurse-midwife training should be made available
in the U.S.



Midwifery
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Midwifery



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MIDWIFERY
LINKS




Accredited Online Colleges.org
http://www.accreditedonlinecolleges.org/nursing/

Accredited Online Nursing Schools
http://nursing.csusb.edu/student_information/nursing_job_resources.htm

American Association of Occupational Health Nurses
http://www.aaohn.org/academy-news.html

American College of
Nurse-Midwives

http://www.acnm.org/

American College
of Nurse-Midwives

http://www.midwife.org/

Association of Ontario
Midwives (Canada)

http://www.aom.on.ca/

Birth Ecology
Project care

http://www.birthecology.org/

BSN EDU.ORG
http://www.bsnedu.org/

Canadian Association
of Midwives

http://www.canadianmidwives.org/

Citizens for Midwifery
http://www.cfmidwifery.org/


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College of Midwives
of Ontario (Canada)

http://www.cmo.on.ca/

EFN.org
http://www.efn.org/

International Alliance
of Midwives

http://www.midwiferytoday.com/

List of Accredited Online Nursing Colleges and Universities
http://www.ohiopha.org/Tabs/Links/LinkDisplays.aspx?LID=30

MIDWIFE EDUCATION
http://bestonlinerntobsnprogram.com/career/CertifiedNurseMidwife.html

Midwives Alliance of
North America (MANA)

http://www.mana.org/

Midwifery Council
of New Zealand

http://www.midwiferycouncil.org.nz/

Midwifery Education
Accreditation Council

http://www.meacschools.org/

MidwifeInfo
http://www.midwifeinfo.com/


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Midwifery Today
http://www.midwiferytoday.com/

MyMidwife.org
http://www.mymidwife.org/

National Association of
Certified Professional Midwives

http://www.nacpm.net/

New Zealand College
of Midwives

http://www.midwife.org.nz/

The North American
Registry of Midwives

http://www.narm.org/

Nursing Y Midwifery Council
http://www.nmc-uk.org/

Online LPN to RN
http://onlinelpntorn.org/nontraditional-nursing/

RN to BSN Online.com
http://www.rntobsnonline.com/

RN to BSN Online Programs
http://www.rntobsnonlineprogram.com/



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MIDWIFERY
RESOURCES




Afghanistan Midwifery Project
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Afghanistan_Midwifery_Project


Childbirth and obstetrics in antiquity
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Childbirth_and_obstetrics_in_antiquity


Global Library of Women's Medicine
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Global_Library_of_Women%27s_Medicine


International Confederation of Midwives
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Confederation_of_Midwives


Justine Siegemund
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Justine_Siegemund


Natural childbirth
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Natural_childbirth


Nurse midwife
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nurse_midwife


Obstetrics
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Obstetrics


Traditional birth attendant
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Traditional_birth_attendant


Yvonne Cryns
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yvonne_Cryns



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