Childbirth movement

Childbirth movement

In praise of midwifery

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English
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Christina Starr
Edition: 
Vol 12, No.1
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1991
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article explores the history of choices in childbirth. Shares one woman's home birth experience. 

Having a baby? Ten questions to ask

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English
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Online
Author: 
The Coalition for Improving Maternity Services
Publisher: 
The Coalition for Improving Maternity Services
Publication Date: 
2000
Publication Place: 
Ponte Verda, FL

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.

Having a baby? Ten questions to ask (Spanish)

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Spanish
Translated Title: 
¿Vas a tener un bebé? Diez preguntas que debes hacer
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Online
Author: 
The Coalition for Improving Maternity Services
Publisher: 
The Coalition for Improving Maternity Services
Publication Date: 
2000
Publication Place: 
Ponte Verda, FL

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

Cekate miminko? Deset otazek, na ktere se muzete zeptat

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Czech
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Having a baby? Ten questions to ask (Czech)
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Online
Author: 
The Coalition for Improving Maternity Services
Publisher: 
The Coalition for Improving Maternity Services
Publication Date: 
2000
Publication Place: 
Ponte Verda, FL

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

Are your birth classes mother-friendly?

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English
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Online
Author: 
Barbara A Hotelling
Publisher: 
The Coalition for Improving Maternity Services
Publication Date: 
2001
Publication Place: 
Ponte Verda, FL

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

Childbirth Connection

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Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Services Provided: 
Research
Community education/development
Advocacy

Works to promote safe, effective, and satisfying maternity care for all women and their families through research, education, and advocacy.

Contact Info
Primary Telephone: 
212-777-5000
Email Address: 
info@maternitywise.org
Fax Number: 
212-777-9320
Street Address: 
5th Floor 281 Park Ave S
City: 
New York
Province: 
New York
Postal/ZIP Code: 
10010

Birth Unlimited

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Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Services Provided: 
Information provision and referral

Serves as a resource for people seeking information about natural birthing options in Calgary. Offers listings for those searching for a midwife, doula, doctor and other complementary health practitioner who are baby-friendly.

Contact Info
Primary Telephone: 
403-237-8839
Email Address: 
birthing@telus.net
Fax Number: 
403-262-4210
Street Address: 
232C-3630 Brentwood Rd NW
City: 
Calgary
Province: 
Alberta
Postal/ZIP Code: 
T2L 1K8

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.

Contact Info
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

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.

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