Workshop Resources

Disparities in Perinatal Health and Birth Outcomes

Required: Open access paper, from David Williams (co-authored with Lisa Cooper),”Reducing Racial Inequities in Health: Using What We Already Know to Take Action.”

Required: Linda Villarosa, “Why America’s Black Mothers and Babies are in a Life-or-Death Crisis”

Required: Maternal outcomes by race during postpartum readmissions

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Anatomy & Physiology of Pregnancy, Labor & Birth


Read: Your Growing Body & Baby: Pictures (Childbirth Connection)

Watch: Meet The Placenta! 


Watch: Fetal Circulation Right Before Birth

Watch: Baby Circulation Right After Birth

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Optimal Nutrition for the Childbearing Cycle

Required: Keeping Childbearing Normal Through Nutrition (Midwifery Today)

Required: Protect Your Baby’s Health Even Before Birth! 5 Important Tips from a Midwife-MD

Required:  prenatal nutrition: what your doc didn’t tell you

Required: Eating for Two

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Pharmacology in Pregnancy, Labor & Birth

Required: Prevention of Group B Streptococcal Disease (American College of Nurse Midwives)

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Required: The Use of Opioid Intramuscular and Intravenous Pain Relieving Drugs in Labor (Cochrane Summaries)

Required: Weighing the Pros & Cons of an Epidural (Simkin/Childbirth Solutions)

Required: Induction of Labor: What You Need to Know (Childbirth Connection)

Optional: Epidurals for Pain Relief in Labor (Cochrane Summaries)

Optional: Combined Spinal-Epidural Versus Epidural Analgesia in Labour (Cochrane Summaries)

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Pain Coping Strategies

Required: Managing Labor Without Drugs by Dr. Gayle Peterson PhD.

Required: The Essence of Coping in Labor

Required: Natural Labor Scenes  Part 1, Labor

Natural Labor Scenes  Part 2, Delivery

The Home / Water Birth of Judah Darwin

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