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Causing panic: anxiety surrounding obstetrical care  
http://www.amwa-doc.org/index.cfm?objectid=37B36C5C-D567-0B25-5B672877063FD14A

Discusses the anxiety surrounding pregnancy and childbirth, and how it often results from debates between practitioners, or between patients and practitioners, about "the appropriate and necessary interventions needed in labor and childbirth."

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Published: 2004
Appropriate maternity services for normal pregnancy, childbirth and postnatal period

Provides the International Confederation of Midwives' position statement regarding the provision of midwifery care to women before, during, and after pregnancy and childbirth.

Published: 2002
The pregnancy bible: your complete guide to pregnancy and early parenthood
Provides practical advice on all aspects of pregnancy and early parenthood.
Published: 2003
What should I know about cesarean section?  
http://www.maternitywise.org/mw/topics/cesarean/
Looks at: why a caesarean section might be recommended; research comparing risks of c-section and vaginal birth; tips for lowering risk when giving birth; and vaginal birth and c-section resources. (See Details)
Published: 2004
Should I choose VBAC or repeat c-section?  
http://www.maternitywise.org/mw/topics/vbac-cesarean/
Provides information on the issues surrounding VBAC vs. planned repeat caesarean section. Includes a review of the evidence. (See Details)
Published: 2004
How can I prevent pelvic floor problems when giving birth?  
http://www.maternitywise.org/mw/topics/pelvic-floor/
Provides information about pelvic floor problems related to pregnancy and giving birth. Includes a review of the evidence and links to other resources. (See Details)
Published: 2004
Advice for pregnant women about c-section, vaginal birth and vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC)  
http://www.maternitywise.org/cesarean_advice.html
Links to various sources of information on c-sections, vaginal birth and VBAC. (See Details)
Published: 2005
It is time for a national birthing strategy  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/39439
Discusses how Canada’s obstetrics and gynecology society is proposing a national birthing strategy to help address a shortage of maternity healthcare professionals – and a looming maternity care crisis. (See Details)
Published: Spring/Summer 2007
Pregnancy and birth: the best evidence
Provides information on the effectiveness of all aspects of prenatal care.
Published: 1999
The childbirth picture book: a picture story of reproduction from a woman's view
Presents the biological facts of reproduction with drawings and short, factual explanations.
Published: 1989