Course Resources for Academic Faculty

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Following is a list of topics that one might find in a midwifery curriculum. You will find links to websites with further information, books commonly used to teach the topic and possibly free downloads to articles or assignment templates.

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Anatomy and Physiology

BOOKS/ARTICLES

  • Blackburn, S. (2012).  Maternal, Fetal, & Neonatal Physiology (4th ed.). Philadelphia, PA: Saunders.  ISBN 978-1437716238
  • Marieb, E. (2015). Essentials of Human Anatomy and Physiology (11th ed.). San Francisco: CA. Benjamen CummingsPearson. ISBN 978-0321695987 – This book clarifies concepts, defines key terms, and offers just the right balance of anatomy, physiology, and clinical relevance, making it complete but not overwhelming. It was written specifically for a one-semester anatomy & physiology course.  [updated link]

OTHER MEDIA

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Breastfeeding

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OTHER MEDIA

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Business Skills

Childbirth Education

BOOKS/ARTICLES

OTHER MEDIA

  • Childbirth Graphics supplies midwives and childbirth educators with videos, posters, props and more
  • Birth International supplies midwives and childbirth educators with videos, charts, props and more
  • Penny Simkin is a longtime childbirth educators who has written several books and developed videos.  [updated link]

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Counseling and Psychology

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OTHER MEDIA

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  • What is Counseling Psychology? : This article from About.com explores the following questions: What do counseling psychologists do? How does counseling psychology differ from clinical psychology? What education and training is required for counseling psychology?

Critical Thinking

BOOKS/ARTICLES

  • Raisler, J., O’Grady, M., & Lori, J. (2010). Clinical Teaching and Learning in Midwifery and Women’s Health. Journal of Midwifery and Women’s Health. 48(6), 398-406. – This article presents a synthesis of information and “practical strategies about clinical teaching” that were found during a review of available literature.
  • Worth-Butler, M., Murphy, R., & Fraser, D. (1994). Towards an integrated model of competence in midwifery. Midwifery 10(4), 225-231. – A description from the abstract notes, “Questions raised include – What is it that makes midwives competent? Can competence be inferred from performance? How can capability be recognised? Can competence be broken into elements for assessment without losing meaning?”

OTHER MEDIA

  • Critical Thinking : This YouTube video by QualiaSoup explores some of the basic principles of critical thinking and shows how the development of good critical thinking skills can lead to self-reliance.
  • Critical Thinking—Standards of Thought, Part 1 :  This YouTube video by The Foundation for Critical Thinking makes the argument that there are a set of universal standards with which critical thinking skills may be evaluated.
  • How to Teach Critical Thinking : This YouTube video by Linn-Benton Community College shares tips for educators on both teaching and assessing critical thinking skills.

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Cultural Competency

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Epidemiology/ Research Methods

BOOKS/ARTICLES

  • Bodenheimer, T. and Grumbach, K. (2012). Understanding Health Policy (6th ed.). New York, NY: The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. ISBN 978-0071770521
  • Booth, W., Colomb, G., & Williams, J. (2008). The Craft of Research (3rd ed.). Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press. ISBN 978-0226065663 – This text explains how to plan and draft a paper, how to build an argument that motivates readers to accept a claim, how to anticipate the reservations of readers and to respond to them appropriately, and how to create introductions and conclusions that answer that most demanding question, “So what?”
  • Brase, C.H., & Brase, C.P. (2015). Understanding Basic Statistics (7th ed.). Belmont, CA: Brooks/Cole. ISBN 978-0547132495. – Geared to instructors, this book offers a condensed version on an effective way to teach the essentials of statistics.  [updated link]
  • Cluett, E. & Bluff, R. (2006). Principles and Practice of Research in Midwifery (2nd ed.). London: Churchill Livingstone. ISBN 978-0443101946. – Includes chapters on both qualitative and quantitative research; critiquing literature; detailed information about statistics, levels of significance, confidence intervals and encourages midwives to publish and present their research.
  • Gordis, L. (2013). Epidemiology (5th ed.). Philadelphia, PA: Saunders. ISBN 978-1416040026. – This book introduces the basic principles and concepts of epidemiology.   [updated link]
  • Greenhalgh, T. (2014). How to Read a Paper: The Basics of Evidence-Based Medicine (5th ed). Hoboken, NJ: BMJ Books. ISBN 978-1444334364   [updated link]
  • Moore, D. & Notz, W. (2008). Statistics: Concepts and Controversies (7th ed.). New York, NY:  W H Freeman & Co. ISBN 978-1429229913
  • Rees, C. (2012). Introduction to Research for Midwives (3rd ed.). London: Churchill Livingstone. ISBN 978-0702051654. – A portion of this book discusses how to conduct research; also includes chapters on critiquing research articles, analyzing statistics in research and concludes with a chapter called “Closing the Credibility Gap” about the shortage of midwifery research and what midwives can do to change that.
  • Saracci, R. (2010). Epidemiology: A Very Short Introduction. Oxford, England: Oxford University Press.   ISBN 978-0199543335. – Dr. Rodolfo Sarracci explains in this Very Short Introduction what is epidemiology, dispels some of the myths surrounding the field, and how critical epidemiology is to the discovery, control, and prevention of disease in different populations. He also looks at the different ethical and political issues related to retrieving and using information concerning patients, and trials involving placebos.
  • Walliman, N. (2011). Research Methods: The Basics. New York, NY: Routledge. ISBN  978-0415489942. – This text is an introduction to the different aspects of research theory, methods and practice and is structured in two parts, the first covering the nature of knowledge and the reasons for research, and the second the specific methods used to carry out effective research.

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  • Epidemiology Basics :  This video by a California State University professor examines the following: “What is epidemiology? What is the basic premise of epidemiology? What are the most common uses of epidemiology?”
  • Descriptive Epidemiology :  This UC Berkeley video lecture is excerpted from a Public Health class series.

WEBSITES

  • BioMed Central : A collection of peer-reviewed open access biomedical journals.
  • Cochrane Reviews : Free summaries and paid access to full-text systematic reviews designed to provide the evidence basis for making informed health care decisions.
  • Directory of Open Access Journals : An international directory of scientific and scholarly journals available for free online viewing.
  • Doing Research Tutorial from the University of Illinois at Chicago This is a short animated tutorial that allows you to practice putting search terms together and analyze citations.
  • HighWire Press : A directory of scientific journals published online. Includes sites with open access, along with journals with free trial periods, free back issues, or pay per view.
  • Lamaze International research summaries : Archive of past issues thru Oct ’08.
  • Lamaze International Science & Sensibility Blog.
  • Loansome Doc : Order documents found in Medline (via PubMed or NLM Gateway) after establishing an agreement with a participating medical library. Fees charged per use.
  • Medical Matrix : Searchable collection of peer-reviewed clinical medicine resources, including journal articles, textbooks, case studies, clinical trials, PowerPoint lectures, and patient education materials. Covers all areas of clinical medicine, including alternative and complementary medicine.
  • Medscape : Medical news (including OBGYN), free full-text journal articles, and medical conference reports.
  • MIDIRS – Midwives’ Information & Resource Service : disseminates latest research info (journal and electronic)
  • NCBI Bookshelf : Search and read this growing collection of biomedical books online.
  • NHS Surveys : Provides information on how to carry out surveys for NHS service provision.  [updated link]
  • Public Library of Science
  • PubMed : Best place to start to find articles related to biomedicine and the life sciences. Many abstracts can be found here, as well as some free full-text articles.  [updated link]
  • PubMed Central : Free articles from biomedical and life sciences journals.
  • Research 101 from the University of Washington. This tutorial includes practice questions and a good overall look at the research process.
  • Survey tools help collect and analyze data. Most offer a free version with basic features. You can pay fees to get enhanced features. Examples include:
    • FreeOnlineSurveys.com – up to 20 questions, up to 50 responses, 10-day period, provides link to survey, need to pay to see individual results, no branding.
    • Google Forms – unlimited questions, unlimited number of surveys, results automatically provided in a Google Docs spreadsheet (so you can see individual responses), can email out survey directly or embed link in blog or on website, supports the following question types: text (short answer), text (paragraph), multiple choice, checkbox, list, grid.  [updated link]
    • KwikSurveys.com – unlimited questions, unlimited responses, only 6 question types (no text answers), provides link to survey, can add images and video clips to survey, can use question logic, full results export, SSL encryption.
    • SurveyMonkey.com – up to 10 questions, 100 responses, can email out survey directly, cannot download responses, no branding.
    • SurveyTool.com – 50 email addresses per survey, 3 surveys per month, unlimited questions per survey, cannot browse individual results, can export aggregate results, no branding.

Ethical Decision Making

BOOKS/ARTICLES

OTHER MEDIA

WEBSITES

  • Ethics in Midwifery by Shirley R Jones, Principal Lecturer/Supervisor of Midwives, School of Women’s Health Studies, Faculty of Health and Community Care, University of Central England in Birmingham, UK
  • Medscape article and discussion on “Ethical Issues in Genetic Testing: Challenges for Midwives and Perinatal Clinicians”

Family Planning

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Genetics and Embryology

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OTHER MEDIA

  • Human Development – This animation by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute illustrates human development from ovulation through the end of the embryological period.
  • Human Embryology Animations – Includes the following subsections–General Embryology, Cardiovascular Embryology, Development of the Head and Neck, Gastrointestinal Embryology, Development of the Limbs, and Urinary and Reproductive Embryology.
  • An Introduction to Heredity – This YouTube video, published by Khan Academy, explores classical genetics, dominant and recessive traits, and homozygous and heterozygous genotypes.
  • The World of Anatomy, Embryology Videos – This blog site contains a 2-minute embryology video as well as links to many other pregnancy and birth-related videos.  [updated link]
  • 0 to 9 Months – A Malay animation with English captions

WEBSITES

Health Disparities

BOOKS/ARTICLES

OTHER MEDIA

  • Unnatural Causes… is inequality making us sick? DVD. Created by Larry Adelman. San Francisco, CA: California Newsreel.
  • YouTube (2010). TEDxRainier – Stephen Bezruchka.

WEBSITES

Health Literacy

BOOKS/ARTICLES

OTHER MEDIA

  • Health Literacy Out Loud Podcasts: Monthly podcasts on health literacy issues including teaching health topics using a variety of different methods (storytelling, humor, etc.), health disparities, creating written material for clients/ patients. From experts in the field.

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Holistic Modalities

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Labor and Birth

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Laboratory and Physical Assessment

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  • ACNM Speculum Examination Training
  • Cord Blood Banking.  An organization promoting awareness for both current and future stem cell treatments devoted to being the most comprehensive resource available for families.
  • OBGYN Skills Lab – Brookside Press : Links to short videos and instructions for a variety of clinical procedures, including pelvic exams, wet mounts, breast exam, venipuncture, vaginal birth, breech birth, and more. Videos are from an obstetrical perspective, but provide clear depictions of skills and processes.

Midwifery History/Profession

BOOKS/ARTICLES

  • Allison, J. (1996). Delivered At Home. London: Chapman & Hall. ISBN 9780412563003 – This book publishes the results of a study that examined the life and work of a large group of district midwives in England.
  • Ament, L. (2006). Professional Issues In Midwifery. Jones & Bartlett Publishers. Sudbury: MA. ISBN 978-0763728366. – This book takes an inside look at the current issues and the future path of the midwifery profession in the USA.
  • Block, J. (2007). Pushed: The Painful Truth About Childbirth and Modern Maternity Care. Cambridge, MA: De Capo Lifelong. ISBN 9780738210735 –  This narrative investigation surveys the public health impact of routine labor inductions, C-sections, and epidurals and examines childbirth as a women’s rights issue.
  • Borst, C. (1995). Catching Babies: The Professionalization of Childbirth, 1870-1920. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press. ISBN 9780674102620 – This book examines the move to physician-attended birth within the context of particular communities in four counties in Wisconsin.
  • Breckinridge, M. (1981). Wide Neighborhoods: A Story of the Frontier Nursing Service. Lexington, KY: University of Kentucky Press. ISBN 9780813101491 – This autobiography of Mary Breckinridge details the history of the Frontier Nursing Service nurse-midwives, the first of their profession in this country, who proved that high mortality rates and malnutrition need not be the norm in rural areas.
  • Cassidy, T. (2007). Birth: The Surprising History of How We Are Born (reprint edition). Grove Press. New York: NY. ISBN 978-0802143242. – This book describes the history of childbirth and explores different factors that influence how women birth.
  • Crichton, J. (1986). Delivery: A Nurse-Midwife’s Story. Warner Books. ISBN 978-0446513319. – The life story of a nurse-midwife in American maternity wards.
  • Davis-Floyd, R. (1993). Birth as an American Rite of Passage. Los Angeles, CA: University of California Press. ISBN 9780520084315 – This anthropological text considers the following question: “Why do so many American women allow themselves to become enmeshed in the standardized routines of technocratic childbirth–routines that can be insensitive, unnecessary, and even unhealthy?”
  • Davis-Floyd, R., Barclay, L., & Tritten, J. (2009). Birth Models That Work. Los Angeles, CA: University of California Press.  ISBN 9780520258914 – This book undertakes a search of “birth models that work,” in both developing and industrialized nations, in and effort to improve the standard of care for mothers and families everywhere.
  • Davis-Floyd, R. & Johnson, C. (2006). Mainstreaming Midwives: The Politics of Change. New York, NY: Routledge. ISBN 9780415931519 – This text describes the development of nurse- and direct-entry midwifery in the United States, including the creation of the Certified Midwife and the Certified
  • De Vries, R., Benoit, C., van Teijlingen, E., & Wrede, S. (2001). Birth By Design: Pregnancy, Maternity Care and Midwifery in North America and Europe. New York, NY: Routledge. ISBN 9780415923385 – This book presents the leading research in maternity care from the United States, Canada and Europe and discusses systems of care for pregnancy and childbirth.
  • Ehrenreich, B., English, D. Witches, Midwives, and Nurses: A History of Women Healers. – This article explores the history behind the suppression and persecution of witches in medieval Europe and the rise of male practitioners in the USA. It was published as a book in 2010 by The Feminist Press at CUNY, ISBN 978-1558616615.  [updated link]
  • Evenden, D. (2000). The Midwives of Seventeenth-Century London. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0521661072 – This comprehensive study examines the private and professional lives of early modern midwives living in 17th-century London.
  • Flint, C. (1995). Communicating Midwifery: Twenty Years of Experience. Hale, UK:  Books for Midwives Press. ISBN 9781898507192 – This collection of articles by the President of the Royal College of Midwives covers the development of the British midwifery profession in the last quarter of the 20th century.
  • Gaskin, I. (2011). Birth Matters: A Midwife’s Manifesta. New York, NY: Seven Stories Press. ISBN 9781583229279 – In this text, Gaskin addresses birth as a women’s rights issue and asks us to trust women, to value birth, and to find a balance between modern life and the primordial experience of childbearing.
  • Gelbart, N. (1998). The King’s Midwife: A History and Mystery of Madame du Coudray. Los Angeles, CA: University of California Press. ISBN 9780520221574 – This biography explores the life of Madame Angélique Marguerite Le Boursier du Coudray, who was commissioned by Louis XV to travel throughout France teaching the art of childbirth to illiterate peasant women.
  • Gruber, R. (2000). Raquela: A Woman of Israel. Three Rivers Press. New York: NY. ISBN 978-0930395179. – This biography of Raquela Prywes looks at the early years of Israel’s statehood through the eyes of a nurse. Raquela served as a midwife to Holocaust survivors, Bedouin women, and Jewish immigrants, tended the wounded during the 1948 War of Independence, and helped found the first hospital in the desert frontier of Beerhseba. The book won the National Jewish Book Award in 1978.
  • Hagood, M.J. (1977). Mothers of the South: Portraiture of the White Tenant Farm Woman. W. W. Norton & Co. New York: NY. ISBN 978-0393008166. – This study serves to better understand the rural white tenant farm mothers from North Carolina and in the Deep South, and their problems.
  • Harman, P. (2011). Arms Wide Open: A Midwife’s Journey. Boston, MA: Beacon Press. ISBN 9780807001387 – This autobiography follows the life a Minnesota midwife and juxtaposes her early experiences with 1970’s counterculture midwifery to a more modern picture of practice.
  • Holloway, K. (2006). Monique and the Mango Rains: Two Years with a Midwife in Mali. Long Grove, IL: Waveland Press. ISBN 9781577664352. – This biography/autobiography details the life of Monique Dembele, an “accidental midwife” in Mali, and Kris Holloway, the young Peace Corps volunteer who became her closest confidante.
  • Kitzinger, S. (1991). The Midwife Challenge. London: Pandora. ISBN 9780044408451 – This text considers midwifery practices around the globe, and it explores the divide in developing nations between a desire to emulate Western medicine and a desire to preserve indigenous culture.
  • Laderman, C. (1987). Wives and Midwives: Childbirth and Nutrition in Rural Malaysia. Los Angeles, CA: University of California Press. ISBN 9780520060364 – This cultural study paints a picture of the daily life of rural Malays with a focus on their dietary practices and the ritual and medical aspects of their childbirth practices.
  • Lay, M. (2000). The Rhetoric of Midwifery: Gender, Knowledge, and Power. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press. ISBN 9780813527796 – This text is an analysis of the public discussion over non-academically trained direct-entry midwives within Minnesota, and it details the history of midwifery to highlight ongoing concerns within and about the profession.
  • Leavitt, J. (1988). Brought to Bed: Childbearing in America, 1750-1950. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press. ISBN 9780195056907 – Based on personal accounts by birthing women and their medical attendants, this book reveals how childbirth has changed from colonial times to the present.
  • Leonard, C. (2008). Lady’s Hands, Lion’s Heart: A Midwife’s Saga. Hopkinton, NH: Bad Beaver Publishing. ISBN 9780615195506 – This autobiography portrays both a dedicated midwife’s practice and the story of midwifery as a profession in New Hampshire through the life of midwife Carol Leonard.
  • Logan, O., & Clark, K. (1989). Motherwit: An Alabama Midwife’s Story. New York, NY: Dutton.  ISBN 9780452265561 – In this book, an Alabama midwife recalls her 40-year career, describing how she began her life’s work and her eventual acceptance by the medical community.
  • McGregor, D. (1998). From Midwives to Medicine: The Birth of American Gynecology. Piscataway, NJ: Rutgers University Press. ISBN 9780813525723 – This book explores the life and practice of the “father of gynecology,” J. Marion Sims, as well as a history of women’s health in the mid-1800s and the development of modern medical treatment of women.
  • Penfield, C. (1997). Sisters on a Journey: Portraits of American Midwives. London: Rutgers University Press. ISBN 9780813524085 – This book is a collection of twenty-seven profiles, complete with interviews and photographs, of contemporary American midwives.
  • Redditt-Lyon, E. (1982). Mabel: The Story of One Midwife. Corvalis, OR: Red Lyon Publishing. ISBN 9780941894012 – This book recounts the story of Mabel, a midwife who made the journey from Ghana to Portland, Oregon and who, on being refused a job by the local maternity ward, decided to make a name for herself in the homebirth community.
  • Rooks, J. (1999). Midwifery and Childbirth in America.  Philadelphia, PA: Temple University Press. ISBN 978-1566395656
  • Rothman, B. (1982). In Labor: Women and Power in the Birthplace. New York, NY: Norton. ISBN 9780393307986 – This text considers women’s health and childbirth through a feminist sociological lens.
  • Simkins, G. (2011). Into These Hands: Wisdom from Midwives. Spirituality & Health Books. Traverse City: MI. ISBN 978-0981870854. – This book explores the history and mission of midwifery through the stories of midwives themselves.
  • Simonds, W., Katz-Rothman, B., & Norman, B. (2007). Laboring On: Birth in Transition in the United States . New York, NY: Routledge. ISBN 9780415946636 – This feminist sociological analysis of birth in the United States gives a comprehensive picture of both changing American birth practices and conflicting visions of birth practitioners.
  • Starr, P. (1984). The Social Transformation of American Medicine: The rise of a sovereign profession and the making of a vast industry. New York, NY: Basic Books. ISBN 978-0465079353
  • Ulrich, L. (1991). A Midwife’s Tale: The Life of Martha Ballard, Based on Her Diary, 1785-1812. New York, NY: Vintage Books. ISBN 9780679733768 – Drawing material from the diaries of a midwife in eighteenth-century Maine, this book highlights medical practices, household economies, and various other aspects of early New England life.
  • Vincent, P. (2002). Baby Catcher: Chronicles of a Modern Midwife. New York, NY: Scribner. ISBN 0743219341 – Peggy Vincent’s biography contains vivid, sometimes harrowing, and often hilarious accounts of some of the births that she attended as a midwife, and it calls upon us to rethink the overly-technical hospitalization of birth in favor of individualized, parent-centered care.
  • Wagner, M. (1994). Pursuing the Birth Machine. Camperdown, AUS: ACE Graphics. ISBN 9780646168371 – This book posits that it is the inexpensive, low-tech initiatives, such as addressing poverty, that truly reduce bad birth outcomes, and it explores the fact that the countries with the best outcomes rely on independent midwives for primary maternity care.
  • Wagner, M. (2006). Born in the USA: How a Broken Maternity System Must Be Fixed to Put Women and Children First. Los Angeles, CA: University of California Press. ISBN 9780520245969 – This text assesses the flawed American maternity care system, demonstrating how it fails to deliver safe, effective care for either mothers or babies.
  • Wertz, R., & Wertz, C. (1989).  Lying-In: A History of Childbirth in America. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press. ISBN  978-0300040876

OTHER MEDIA

WEBSITES

  • Citizens for Midwifery. – A non-profit, grassroots organization, founded by mothers.
  • “I Am a Midwife” – This free series of 6 videos was developed by the Midwives Alliance of North America to demonstrate the work of more than 40 midwives in the United States, Canada, and Mexico, in all childbirth settings. The videos describe why midwifery care is safe, satisfying, and cost-effective, considers how midwifery care reduces health disparities, and explores the full range of services a midwife provides.  [updated link]
  • International Center for Traditional Childbearing. – ICTC is a non-profit infant mortality prevention, breastfeeding support, and midwife training organization, comprised of women and men who want to improve birth outcomes and provide training opportunities in their communities.
  • International Confederation of Midwives. – ICM works to strengthen professional associations of midwives throughout the world.
  • International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics. – An organization bringing together professional OB/GYN societies from around the world to tackle global women’s issues.
  • Midwifery Today – A trade publication for midwives and other childbirth professionals.
  • Midwives Alliance of North America – MANA is a professional organization dedicated to unifying and strengthening the profession of midwifery.
  • National Association of Certified Professional Midwives – The role of NACPM is to increase women’s access to midwifery care by removing the barriers to the care provided by CPMs.
  • North American Registry of Midwives – NARM helps the midwifery profession by supporting advocacy efforts for legal recognition of CPM’s at the state and federal level.
  • Private Practice. (2011). HIPAA for Midwifery 101: Part 1 – The Basics. – The aim of this article is to clarify what is HIPAA, why it matters and steps one can take in their practice to be more HIPAA compliant.

Midwifery – General Texts and Articles

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Newborn

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Nutrition

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  • Fish in Pregnancy — The Mayo Clinic’s guide to fish safety in pregnancy.
  • Nutrition Data — A searchable database of nutritional information and in-depth analysis of most foods, both whole and processed.
  • Weston A. Price Foundation — The Weston A. Price Foundation is a nonprofit, tax-exempt charity founded in 1999 to disseminate the research of nutrition pioneer Dr. Weston Price, whose studies of isolated nonindustrialized peoples established the parameters of human health and determined the optimum characteristics of human diets. Dr. Price’s research demonstrated that humans achieve perfect physical form and perfect health generation after generation only when they consume nutrient-dense whole foods and the vital fat-soluble activators found exclusively in animal fats.

Pharmacology

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  • Clinical Teratology Web – University of Washington. This website will give you access to the University of Washington’s extensive teratogen data. Look around. You’ll see that CARE Northwest has the latest information about a specific drug. TERIS (teratogen information system) is a very expensive subscription designed for hospitals or group practices. But from the first page you see at the above address, click on the first “TERIS” option you see (it’s in the first line of text), and the page you are taken to will give an option to see a sample entry on methotrexate. Take a look and you’ll learn everything you ever wanted to know about methotrexate in pregnancy.

Postpartum

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Pregnancy

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Racial Disparities

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Sexuality

BOOKS/ARTICLES

  • Aduboffour, A.E. (2010). Sex and Romance During Pregnancy and After the Birth: What expectant couples need to know. AuthorHouse. ISBN 978-1452022741. – This book for expectant couples includes facts, myths and tips about sex during pregnancy and the postpartum period.  [updated link]
  • Boston Women’s Health Book Collective, Norsigian, J. (2011). Our Bodies, Ourselves. New York: NY. Touchstone. ISBN 978-1439190661. – Covering many topics in woman’s health and sexuality across the lifespan, this book has been a classic women’s health reference.
  • Lewis, J.A., Black, J.J. (2006). Sexuality in Women of Childbearing Age. Journal of Perinatal Education 15(2), 29–35. doi:  10.1624/105812406X10779 – This article discusses changes in women’s sexuality through pregnancy, postpartum and infertility and recommendations for health care providers.

OTHER MEDIA

  • SexSmart Films – Website of sexual education videos, PSAs and shorts about sexual orientation (some free).

WEBSITES

  • The Kinsey Institute: Advancing Sexual Health and Knowledge Worldwide. Sexuality Information Links – This page contains many links to a variety of topics in sexual health. Explore other areas of this website, including the Institute’s online library.
  • Medscape. Women’s Sexual Health – This site requires readers to have an account (free) and includes links to articles about news and new research in women’s sexual health topics.

Study Skills

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Racism, Power & Privilege

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Women’s Health

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  • University of Michigan Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Information Regarding Vulvar Diseases. – Links to patient education materials, lectures, guidelines, clinical tips, and related websites.

Writing Skills

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