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Collaboration and partnerships for healthy women and infants

Presents the International Confederation of Midwives' position statement regarding collaboration and partnership building for continuity of care for childbearing women.

Published: 2002
Debt cancellation and other economic policies that affect health and especially safe motherhood

Presents the International Confederation of Midwives' position statement regarding international debt and its impact on health and safe motherhood.

Published: 2002
Are your birth classes mother-friendly?  
http://www.motherfriendly.org/pdf/birthClasses.pdf

Provides a questionnaire to help childbirth educators determine if their classes empower women and their partners to make informed decision about childbirth care.

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Published: 2001
The mother-friendly childbirth initiative

Defines Mother-Friendly care, an evidence-based mother-, baby-, and family-friendly model or care that focuses on prevention and wellness as the alternatives to high-cost screening, diagnosis, and treatment programs. PDF required to read.

Published: 1996
Having a baby? Ten questions to ask  
http://www.motherfriendly.org/pdf/Having_a_Baby-English.pdf

Presents ten questions for prospective mothers to ask of their chosen birth center, hospital, or home birth service, in order to determine whether the people assisting her in her birth support the philosophy of Mother-Friendly care. PDF required to read.

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Published: 2000
Cekate miminko? Deset otazek, na ktere se muzete zeptat

Presents ten questions, in Czech, for prospective mothers to ask of their chosen birth center in order to determine Mother-Friendly care.

Published: 2000
Inciativa Porodni sluzby matce pratelske: "Mother-Friendly Childbirth Initiative"

Defines, in Czech, Mother-Friendly care, an evidence-based model of care that focuses on prevention and wellness as the alternatives to high-cost screening, diagnosis, and treatment programs.

Published: 1996
Having a baby? Ten questions to ask (Spanish)

Presents ten questions, in Spanish, for prospective mothers to ask of their chosen birth center in order to determine Mother-Friendly care.

Published: 2000
Por um parto respeitoso!  
http://www.motherfriendly.org/pdf/MFCI-portugese.pdf

Defines, in Portuguese, Mother-Friendly care, an evidence-based model of care that focuses on prevention and wellness as the alternatives to high-cost screening, diagnosis, and treatment programs.

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Published: 1996
State of the world's mothers 2003: protecting women and children in war and conflict  
http://www.savethechildren.org/publications/mothers/2003/SOWMPDFfulldocument2.pdf

Examines conditions for mothers and children in all countries of the world. Analyzes 40 of today’s brutal conflicts and tells where the safety and security of mothers and children are most at risk. Grades the conflict zones in terms of how well women’s and children’s protection needs are being addressed and shows where the unmet needs are greatest.

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Published: 2003