More Information About DC Midwifery Services
What is a Midwife
Midwives work with other members of a woman’s health care team when needed, but a midwife may also be your primary care provider. There are 3 main types of midwives, and there are some differences in the services offered by each type of midwife.
- Journal of Midwifery & Women’s Health
Approaches to Limit Intervention During Labor and Birth
Obstetrician–gynecologists, in collaboration with midwives, nurses, patients, and those who support them in labor, can help women meet their goals for labor and birth by using techniques that are associated with minimal interventions and high rates of successful vaginal births.
Cesarean Prevention Recommendations from Obstetric Leaders: What Pregnant
Women Need to Know
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine identify many ways to safely reduce the chance of cesarean birth. They focus on preventing “primary” or initial cesareans in pregnant women who have high risk pregnancies.
Evidence-Based Practice for Intrapartum Care: The Pearls of Midwifery
This article reviews the history of intrapartum practices that are now changing, the evidence that supports these changes, and the practical applications for the 13 Pearls of Midwifery.
States where Midwives Practice Independently Have Lower Rates of Cesarean
Deliveries and Preterm Births, Women's Health Issues Study Says
This study estimates the association between state scope of practice laws related to the autonomy of midwifery practice with the certified nurse-midwifery workforce, access to midwife-attended births, and childbirth-related procedures and outcomes.
The Effect of Expanded Midwifery on Cesarean Delivery
Researchers are now reporting that changes to the labor and delivery care system can reduce cesarean delivery rates.
Normal, Healthy Childbirth for Women & Families: What You Need to Know
A woman’s guide to understanding normal, healthy birth and how it can improve the health of her baby and her health. Critical information to help women make informed decisions and avoid possibly unnecessary and expensive medical interventions, such as cesarean sections.
Midwifery: Evidence-Based Practice
A Summary of Research on Midwifery Practice in the United States.