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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
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
What every pregnant woman needs to know about cesarean section  
http://www.maternitywise.org/pdfs/cesareanbooklet.pdf
Provides information on a broad range of outcomes on caesarean sections compared to vaginal births. Written to help women increase their likelihood of having a safe and healthy birth. (See Details)
Published: 2004
Misconceptions: truth, lies, and the unexpected on the journey to motherhood
Examines the hidden costs and vested interests surrounding pregnancy and birth. Illustrates the conflicting feelings of inadequacy, fragility, and anger that so many women experience along with their sense of anticipation and joy.
Published: 2001
The pregnancy bible: your complete guide to pregnancy and early parenthood
Provides practical advice on all aspects of pregnancy and early parenthood.
Published: 2003