Midwives

This page provides a detailed listing of articles and videos, books, services, and advocacy groups regarding midwifery. The links under articles and videos take you to the websites to view those sources. The books links will transport you to websites where you can learn more and purchase them. And the service and advocacy group links take you to their websites where you can get more information and request help and care.

 
 
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Articles and Video

The Truth About Midwives” Journal of Perinatal Education vol. 22,2 (2013): 63–65.

Galietta, Wendy. “‘I Saw a Lot of Women Who Died during Delivery, but I Did Not Know How to Help Them.".” The Washington Post, WP Company, 24 July 2017

Howley, Elaine K. “Should I Call the Midwife?U.S. News & World Report, U.S. News & World Report, 18 June 2018

Mahone, Regina. “The Midwives' Resistance: How Native Women Are Reclaiming Birth on Their Terms.Rewire.News, Rewire.News, 12 Sept. 2018

Martin, Nina. “A Larger Role for Midwives Could Improve Deficient U.S. Care for Mothers and Babies.ProPublica, 22AD

McRae, Daphne, and Nazeem Muhajarine. “Poor Women Who Use Midwives Have Healthier Babies.” Women's Advancement, News Deeply, 8 Oct. 2018

Templeton, Sarah-Kate. “Top Midwife: Doctors 'Hopeless at Childbirth'.” News | The Sunday Times, The Sunday Times, 18 Mar. 2018

These articles are related to the postpartum experience. We welcome your literature search efforts. Please add to this list through our CONTACT PAGE.

 
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Books

Anderson, Maria, and Charlotte Ward. Tales of a Midwife. Headline, 2012.

Frye, Anne. Holistic Midwifery: a Comprehensive Textbook for Midwives in Homebirth Practice. Labrys Press, 2010.

Gaskin, Ina May. Spiritual Midwifery. ReadHowYouWant, 2014.

Page, Lesley, and Rona McCandlish. The New Midwifery: Science and Sensitivity in Practice. Churchill Livingstone Elsevier, 2006.

Worth, Jennifer, and Terri Coates. Call the Midwife: a True Story of the East End in the 1950s. Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2012.

Lee, Valerie. Granny Midwives and Black Women Writers: Double-Dutched Readings. Routledge, 1996.

Oparah, Julia Chinyere, and Alicia D. Bonaparte. Birthing Justice: Black Women, Pregnancy, and Childbirth. Routledge, Taylor & Francis, 2016.

Wilkie, Laurie A. The Archaeology of Mothering: an African-American Midwife's Tale. Routledge, 2003.

 
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Service and Advocacy

East Bay Homebirth Midwifery

  • This organization offers midwife services to East Bay parents with specialization in home birth work.

The Bay Area Homebirth Collective

  • Offers midwife and homebirth services to East Bay, San Francisco, Marin, and Silicon Valley.

Hummingbird Midwifery

  • Offers prenatal, birth, and postpartum care.

Lovingwaymidwifery

  • This organization offers pregnancy and postpartum care in all aspects.

Midwife Alliance North America

  • They advocate use of midwives to improve conditions regarding division of access and equity, social justice, and health policy.

United Nations Population Fund

  • This organization works with governments and policymakers to provide trained midwives for low income and general populations worldwide.