Midwifery Podcast

This page an ongoing conversation about midwifery and the historical, social, economic, and political aspects.

Midwifery and quality care: findings from a new evidence-informed framework for maternal and newborn care. This study was mentioned in podcast from the Lancet Journal (a four part series).

Midwifery Podcast Introduction

Midwifery Podcast Two

The episode takes a humorous look at midwifery work; sharing the top 10 things it takes to be a midwife. Click to see written copy

Midwifery Podcast Three

Birth is better with midwives, so why can’t every woman be cared for by a midwife? This episode seeks to explore why California only has 1 midwifery school. Imagine if there were 100 midwifery schools.

Resources

Medscape Article “Midwifery Prenatal Care Linked to Fewer Birth Interventions”

California Midwifery Licensing Board 2015 stats

California Community College Nursing programs report:

Reducing unnecessary cesarean deliveries in California

California Health Care Foundation

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