Childbearing

Childbearing

Nurturing mothers

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English
Owning Org: 
Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Sheila Kitzinger
Edition: 
Vol 4, No.4
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1983
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article discusses the culture of childbearing. Explores how medicalization has becomes the ritual of birth in North America. Explores how women are reclaiming their bodies in birth. 

 

Through a healthy lens

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English
Owning Org: 
Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Sue Kaiser
Edition: 
Vol 9, No.1
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1987
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

In this article film-maker Laura Alper talks with interviewer Sue Kaiser about the challenges and changes she experiences while making her first women's health film. Laura Alper co-directed the film "Is it hot in here?" a film about women's experience of menopause.

Controlling conception naturally

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English
Owning Org: 
Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
Media Type: 
Paper
Author: 
Vicki Van Wagner
Edition: 
vol 2, No. 2
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1981
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article discusses the various ways to use knowledge to prevent or achieve conception; The Rhythm Method; Natural Family Planning (NFP); menstrual and ovulatory cycles discussed in detail; Cosmic Birth Control is introduced.


 

Maternity Matters

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English
Translated Title: 
L'importance de la maternité
Owning Org: 
Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
Women and Health Care Reform
Media Type: 
Paper
Online
Author: 
Women and Health Care Reform
Publisher: 
Women and Health Care Reform
Publication Date: 
2007
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

Explores concerns about the state of maternity care. 

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Contact their office to order a copy
ISBN/ISSN: 
ISBN 9780978310417
Notes: 
Thinking Women: A series on Health Care Reform and Women

Appropriate intervention in childbirth

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English
Media Type: 
Online
Author: 
International Confederation of Midwives
Publisher: 
International Confederation of Midwives
Publication Date: 
1999
Publication Place: 
The Hague, Netherlands

Provides the International Confederation of Midwives' position statement on the use of technology during childbirth.

Reducing mother-to-child transmission of HIV

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English
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Online
Author: 
International Community of Women Living with HIV/AIDS
Publisher: 
International Community of Women Living with HIV/AIDS
Publication Place: 
London, UK

Discusses treatments to reduce transmission during pregnancy and strategies to reduce transmission during delivery. Also discusses breastfeeding and HIV transmission.

"Throwing the dice": pregnancy decision-making among HIV-positive women in four U.S. cities

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English
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Online
Author: 
Sheri B. Kirshenbaum
Elizabeth Hirky
Jacqueline Correale
Rise B. Goldstein
Mallory O. Johnson
Mary Jane Rotheram-Borus
Anke A. Ehrhardt
Publisher: 
Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health
Publication Date: 
2004
Publication Place: 
Washington, D.C.

Finds that HIV-positive and at-risk women of childbearing age may benefit from counseling interventions sensitive to factors that influence infected women's pregnancy decisions.

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Includes bibliographical references.

Disability and childbirth: meeting the challenges

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English
Media Type: 
Paper
Online
Author: 
Elaine M. Carty
Publisher: 
Canadian Medical Association Journal
Publication Date: 
1998
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Provides physicians with an overview of the health care issues faced by women with disabilities as they cope with the specific challenges of pregnancy, labour, birth, and parenting.

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Includes bibliographical references.

Childbirth.org

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English
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Online
Publisher: 
Childbirth.org
Publication Date: 
1994-2001

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.

Coalition for Improving Maternity Services

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Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Services Provided: 
Information provision and referral
Community education/development
Advocacy
Alternative care

Forms a collaborative effort among a broad spectrum of maternity service providers. Provides guidelines for identifying and designating "mother-friendly" birth sites including hospitals, birth centers and home-birth services.

Primary Telephone: 
904-285-1613
Email Address: 
info@motherfriendly.org
Fax Number: 
904-285-2120
Tollfree Phone Number: 
888-282-CIMS
Street Address: 
PO Box 2346
City: 
Ponte Vedra
Province: 
Florida
Postal/ZIP Code: 
32004
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