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Poor coordination of care across providers and birth settings has been associated with adverse maternal-newborn outcomes. Research suggests that integration of midwives into regional health systems is a key determinant of optimal maternal-newborn outcomes, yet, to date, the characteristics of an integrated system have not been described, nor linked to health disparities. To…(Read More)

This article in Contemporary Ob-Gyn summarizes a study which found that interprofessional care (i.e midwife-doctor teams) rather than MD care alone resulted in fewer interventions and more vaginal deliveries in low-risk women.…(Read More)

Spring 2015: “Doula, Sister, Aunt, Storyteller: A Midwife’s Retelling of Birth,” Journal of Perinatal Education, Mimi Niles As a midwife, delivering hundreds of babies a year in a busy city hospital, I rarely have the opportunity to reconnect with what made me pursue the path of midwifery. This is the story of the birth…(Read More)

February 4, 2014: “Home Birth in a Risk Society,” Science & Sensibility, by Barbara Katz Rothman, PhD Today, I am delighted to share with you an essay on risk written by sociologist and author Barbara Katz Rothman, PhD.  There has been much discussion and debate on two papers just published in the Journal of Midwifery…(Read More)

January 30, 2013: “Outcomes of Care in Birth Centers,” Journal of Midwifery and Women’s Health The safety and effectiveness of birth center care have been demonstrated in previous studies, including the National Birth Center Study and the San Diego Birth Center Study. This study examines outcomes of birth center care in the present maternity…(Read More)

Midwifery: Exploring Options

September 13, 2012: “Midwifery: Exploring Options,” Mamatoga – Story by Tisha Graham, Photos by Deborah Neary Read the full article here…(Read More)

January 23, 1983: “Midwives’ Use Now Covered By Insurance,” (Classic Article), The New York Times Several years ago a midwife delivered the baby of a constituent of a New York City member of the State Assembly. ”She was very excited about the experience,” the Assemblyman, Richard N. Gottfried, recalled, ”but very annoyed that her insurance…(Read More)