Articles & References

  1. American Public Health Association. (2001) Increasing Access to Out-of-Hospital Maternity Care Services through State-Regulated, Nationally-Certified Direct-Entry Midwives. Resolution Adopted by the Governing Council.
  2. Citizens for Midwifery. (2001) Midwives Model of Care Brochure.
  3. Coalition for the Improvement of Maternity Services. (1996) The Mother-Friendly  Childbirth Initiative.
  4. Committee on Quality of Health Care in America, Institute of Medicine. (2001) Crossing the Quality Chasm: A New Health System for the 21st Century. National Academies Press.
  5. Government Accountability Office (2004) Comptroller General’s Forum: Unsustainable Trends Necessitate Comprehensive and Fundamental Reforms to Control Spending and Improve Value.
  6. Health Management Associates. (2007) Midwifery Licensure and Discipline Program in Washington State: Economic Costs and Benefits.
  7. Johnson KC, Daviss BA. (2005) Outcomes of Planned Home Births with Certified Professional Midwives: Large Prospective Study in North America. BMJ. 330(7505):1416.
  8. Lamaze International. (2007) The Journal of Perinatal Education. “The Evidence Basis for the Ten Steps of Mother-Friendly Care,.” Supplement. 16(1):1S-96S
  9. National Working Group for Women and Infant Needs in Emergencies in the United States. (2007) Women and Infants Service Package. White Ribbon Alliance.
  10. Network for Regional Healthcare Improvement. (2008) From Volume to Value: Transforming Health Care Payment and Delivery Systems to Improve Quality and Reduce Costs.
  11. North American Registry of Midwives, Midwifery Education Accreditation Council, National Association of Certified Professional Midwives, and Midwives Alliance of North America. (2008) Certified Professional Midwives in the United States: An Issue Brief.
  12. Sakala C, Corry M. (2008) Evidence-based Maternity Care: What It Is and What It Can Achieve. Milbank Memorial Fund, Reforming States Group, and Childbirth Connection: New York, NY.
  13. World Health Organization. (1996) Care in Normal Birth: A Practical Guide.