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Midwifery Care During Labor and Birth Resources

Guide for Additional Resources

This guide contains additional resources, listed by module, for NM704 - Midwifery Care During Labor and Birth. These resources are not required for the course, but they provide further information and additional content on course concepts for those interested.

Module 1: Setting the Stage

Faculty cannot vouch for the accuracy of everything on these sites but they are fantastic online resources!

The CMQCC held an excellent webinar in the Summer of 2016 on the Toolkit to Support Vaginal Birth and Reduce Primary Cesareans. It was an excellent presentation, and a great way to quickly get some information on this toolkit. It's about an hour long and packed full of wonderful content! The slide set from the presentation is available as well.


The webinar below is on the coping with labor algorithm, and is presented by Dr. Leissa Roberts. She discusses some background information on the algorithm, and her experience implementing it.


In 2014, The Lancet published several articles about midwifery, in hopes to dispel misunderstanding about the profession and highlight the role it could play in ending preventable mortality of women and children. While the articles are not on intrapartum exactly, the series is inspiring and highly recommended!

(Click on an article title, then look for the DOI on the right for a link to the full text.)

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Respectful Maternity Care is an important topic that is, fortunately, receiving attention in regards to both global and U.S. childbirth. Below are some good resources on the topic.

Module 2: Anatomy and Physiology

Module 3: Assessment of Fetal Well Being

Module 4 Unit A: Labor Progress

Below is a podcast from Rebecca Decker of Evidence Based Birth on slow labor (AKA failure to progress).  The content is very similar to what we present in the course, but you might enjoy listening!

Module 4 Unit B: Labor Induction

Evidence Based Birth has several podcasts on induction:

Module 5: The Onset of Labor and Early Labor

There are no additional resources for this module.

Module 6: The First Stage of Labor

Module 7: The Second Stage of Labor

Module 8: The Third and Fourth Stage of Labor