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Birth by design: pregnancy, maternity care, and midwifery in North America and Europe
Explores the histories of midwifery and obstetrics, the role of state and of social movement in care at birth, the rise of managed care, and the impact of new perinatal technologies in Canada, the United States and Europe.
Published: 2001
The new midwifery: reflections on renaissance and regulation
Provides a critical look at women's reproductive health and midwifery.
Published: 1997
Proceedings from The Midwifery Way: a national forum reflecting on the state of midwifery regulation in Canada  
http://www.acewh.dal.ca/Midwifery_Files/Midwifery_Way_Proceedings.pdf
Examines past achievements in midwifery care in Canada, and presents considerations of how to ensure that midwifery is supported in continued growth, for midwives and their clients. (See Details)
Published: 2005
Trials of labour: the re-emergence of midwifery
Looks at contemporary midwifery practice in Canada and the role of the state in shaping and defining that practice.
Published: 1994
The midwifery option: a Canadian guide to the birth experience
Provides factual guidance as well as beautiful birth stories, all seen through the eyes of the labouring women, the parent in the first days postpartum or the mother invited to support another women in labour.
Published: 2003
Midwives  
http://www.cwhn.ca/resources/faq/midwifery.html
Provides basic information about midwifery. Describes who midwives are and how they assist women in having positive birth experiences. Notes the differences between a midwife and a doula. (See Details)
Published: 2001-2005
Midwifery and Aboriginal midwifery in Canada  
http://www.naho.ca/english/pdf/aboriginal_midwifery.pdf
Discusses midwifery in Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal communities, and presents emerging models of community-based care, based on Aboriginal midwifery. (See Details)
Published: 2004
Evaluation of the birthing project in Rankin Inlet, N.W.T.
Evaluates a midwifery operated birthing centre in the Northwest Territories.
Published: 1996
Childbirth.org  
http://www.childbirth.org/
Provides comprehensive listing of articles and fact sheets on all aspects of pregnancy, childbirth, and having a midwife or doula attended birth, written by midwives, doulas, nurses and other health care professionals. (See Details)
Published: 1994-2001
Bringing birth back to the community: midwifery in the Inuit villages of Nunavik  
http://www.naho.ca/inuit/midwifery/documents/2005-07NunavikICMkeynotefinal.pdf
Discusses the midwifery-led interdisciplinary model of maternity care in Nunavik, in response to concerns about the policy of evacuating all pregnant women to southern hospitals to give birth. (See Details)
Published: 2005