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Basics

Midwifery (Wikipedia).

On the Web: Articles

Man as Midwife Really Delivers. Matt Pacenza, Albany Times-Union (8/1/04).

On the Web: Specialized Sites

American College of Nurse-Midwives.

Association of Radical Midwives (UK).

Birth International (Australia).

Born in the USA (film web site).

Childbirth Resource Center.

Citizens for Midwifery.

Foundation for the Advancement of Midwifery.

International Center for Traditional Childbearing.

International Confederation of Midwives.

Magical Midwifery: A Mother's Choice.

Midwifery Today.

Midwives' Alliance of North America (MANA).

Midwives' Information & Resource Service.

In the Library: Articles

Ehrenreich, Barbara & Deirdre English. "Witches, midwives & nurses," Monthly Review 25,5 (10/73):25-40.

In the Library: Non-Fiction Books

Arms, Suzanne. Immaculate Deception: A New Look at Women & Childbirth in America (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1975).

Chapman, Vicky (ed.) The Midwife's Labour & Birth Handbook (Malden MA: Blackwell Science, 2003).

Donnison, Jean. Midwives & Medical Men: A History of Inter-Professional Rivalries & Women's Rights (NY: Schocken, 1977).

Evenden, Doreen. The Midwives of 17th-C. London (NY: Cambridge, 2000).

Gaskin, Ina May. Spiritual Midwifery (Summertown TN: Book Publishing, 1990).

Jones, Shirley R. & Rosemary Jenkins. The Law & the Midwife (Malden MA: Blackwell, 2004).

Kitzinger, Sheila. The Experience of Childbirth (NY: Penguin, 1981).

__________. The Complete Book of Pregnancy & Childbirth (NY: Knopf, 1984).

__________. Birth Over Thirty (NY: Penguin, 1985).

__________. Rediscovering Birth (NY: Pocket, 2000).

Koehler, Nan. Artemis Speaks: VBAC & Natural Childbirth Information (Sebastopol CA, 200?).

Leap, Nicki & Billie Hunter. The Midwife's Tale: An Oral History from Handywoman to Professional Midwife (London: Scarlet, 1993).

Marland, Hilary & Anne Marie Rafferty (eds.) Midwives, Society & Childbirth: Debates & Controversies in the Modern Period (NY: Routledge, 1997).

Morland, Egbert Colby. Alice & the Stork, or the Rise in the Status of the Midwife as Exemplified in the Life of Alice Gregory, 1867-1944 (London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1951).

Perkins, Wendy. Midwifery & Medicine in Early Modern France: Louise Bourgeois (Exeter: U. Exeter, 1996).

Reiger, Kerreen M. Our Bodies, Our Babies: The Forgotten Women's Movement (Melbourne: Melbourne U., 2001).

Robertson, Andrea. The Midwife Companion (2nd ed.; ?, 2004).

Rooks, Judith Pence. Midwifery & Childbirth in America (Philadelphia: Temple, 1997).

Sharp, Jane. The Midwives' Book, or, The Whole Art of Midwifry Discovered (ed. Elaine Hobby; NY: Oxford, 1999).

Simkin, Peggy. The Birth Partner (Boston: Harvard Common, 19??).

van Teijlingen, Edwin & others (eds.) Midwifery & the Medicalization of Childbirth: Comparative Perspectives (Commack NJ: Nova Science, 2000).

Towler, Jean & Joan Bramall. Midwives in History & Society (Dover NH: Croom Helm, 1986).

Ulrich, Laurel Thatcher. A Midwife's Tale: The Life of Martha Ballard, Based on Her Diary, 1785-1812 (NY: Knopf, 1990).

Van Olphen-Fehr, Julianna. Diary of a Midwife: The Power of Positive Child-Bearing (Westport CT: Bergin & Garvey, 2004).

Vincent, Peggy. Baby Catcher: Chronicles of a Modern Midwife (NY: Scribner, 2002).

Walsh, Linda V. Midwifery: Community-Based Childcare during the Child-Bearing Year (Philadelphia: Saunders, 2001).

Wilkie, Laurie A. The Archeology of Mothering: An African-American Midwife's Tale (NY: Routledge, 2003).

Wolf, Naomi. Misconceptions: Truth, Lies, & the Unexpected on the Journey to Motherhood (NY: Doubleday, 2001).

In the Library: Fiction

Bohjalian, Christopher A. Midwives: A Novel (NY: Harmony, 1997).

Courter, Gay. The Midwife: A Novel (NY: Signet, 1981).

In the Library: For Young Readers

Cushman, Karen. The Midwife's Apprentice (NY: Clarion, 1995).

In the Library: Poetry

In the Library: Drama

In the Library: Photography

CD & Audio

Film & Video

"Born in the USA" [2000 ], dir. Marcia Jarmel, 56m. From Fanlight Productions.

"Giving Birth: Challenges & Choices" [1998], dir. Suzanne Arms, 35m. From Birthing the Future.

"A Midwife's Tale" [1997], dir. Richard P. Rogers, ?m. From PBS. Film version of Ulrich's life of Maine midwife Martha Ballard at turn of 19th c.

"The Midwife's Tale" [1995], dir. Megan Siler, ?m. From Heresy Pictures.

"Midwives, Lullabies & Mother Earth" [1993], dir. Tony Gailey & Julian Russell, 52m. From Bullfrog Films.



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