Mainstreaming Midwives: The Politics of Change

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Robbie Davis-Floyd, Christine Barbara Johnson
CRC Press, 2006 - Social Science - 559 pages
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Providing insights into midwifery, a team of reputable contributors describe the development of nurse- and direct-entry midwifery in the United States, including the creation of two new direct-entry certifications, the Certified Midwife and the Certified Professional Midwife, and examine the history, purposes, complexities, and the political strife that has characterized the evolution of midwifery in America.
Including detailed case studies, the book looks at the efforts of direct-entry midwives to achieve legalization and licensure in seven states: New York, Florida, Michigan, Iowa, Virginia, Colorado, and Massachusetts with varying degrees of success.
 

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
1
Developing DirectEntry Midwifery in the United States
27
DIVERGENT HISTORIES AND CONVERGENT TRENDS
29
THE DEVELOPMENT OF MIDWIFERY IN NEW YORK AND THE NEW YORK MIDWIFERY PRACTICE ACT OF 1992
81
THE CREATION OF THE CERTIFIED PROFESSIONAL MIDWIFE1
163
StateBased Studies in the Legislation of DirectEntry Midwifery
205
LEGALIZING DIRECTENTRY MIDWIFERY IN FLORIDA
211
ACHIEVING LEGISLATIVE SUCCESS THROUGH FOCUSING ON FAMILIES SAFETY AND WOMENS RIGHTS
261
MIDWIFERY IN MASSACHUSETTS
375
Core Issues in Mainstreaming Midwives
411
KEEPING THE SOCIAL MOVEMENT IN THE PROFESSIONAL PROJECT
413
ASSETS OR LIABILITIES?
447
FRACTURED ARTICULATIONS OR MAGICAL MANDORLAS?1
469
OVERCOMING BARRIERS TO CARETAKE THE POWER OF BIRTH
507
CONTRIBUTORS
541
INDEX
547

CHAPTER 6 RISKS COSTS AND EFFECTS OF HOMEBIRTH MIDWIFERY LEGISLATION IN COLORADO
289
CROSSCLASS ORGANIZING FOR MIDWIFERY IN VIRGINIA
311
LEGALIZING AND LICENSING DIRECTENTRY MIDWIVES IN IOWA
347

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Case Western Reserve University

Christine Johnson grew up in, moved away from, and finally came home to Indianapolis, Indiana. She lives there with her husband and two children in a creaky old house with a creaky old dog.?You can visit Christine online atwww.christinejohnsonbooks.com?or follow her on Twitter at @cjohnsonbooks.

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