Mainstreaming Midwives / Edition 1

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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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"The works is at its strongest when examining the impacts of having a fractionalized movement, exploring the tensions between a need for movement unity while also maintaining space for differences in midwifery philosophy and practice." — Natasha Pinerics, Atlantis, 2008
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415931502
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 2/28/2006
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 570
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Why Are Social Scientists Studying the Development of Direct-Entry Midwifery in the US?, Robbie Davis-Floyd and Christine Johnson
Part I: Developing Direct-Entry Midwifery in the US
1. ACNM and MANA: Divergent Histories and Convergent Trends, Robbie Davis-Floyd
2. Idealism and Pragmatism in the Creation of the Certified Midwife: The Development of Midwifery in New York and the New York Midwifery Practice Act of 1992, Maureen May and Robbie Davis-Floyd
3. Qualified Commodification: Creating the Certified Professional Midwife, Robbie Davis-Floyd
Part II: State-Based Case Studies in the Legalization of Direct-Entry Midwives
4. "The Governor's Full Support": Legalizing Direct-Entry Midwifery in Florida, Melissa Denmark
5. Minnesota Midwives: Achieving Legislative Success through Focusing on Families, Safety, and Women's Rights, Mary M. Lay and Kerry Dixon
6. Risks, Costs, and Benefits of Homebirth Midwifery Legislation in Colorado, Susan Erikson and Amy Colo
7. "Every Breath Is Political, Every Woman's Life a Statement": Cross-Class Organizing for Midwifery in Virginia, Christa Craven
8. "I'm Living My Politics": The Effort to Legalize and License Direct-Entry Midwives in Iowa, Carolyn A. Hough
9. Creating a Way out of No Way: Midwives in Massachusetts, Christine Johnson
Part III: Core Issues in Mainstreaming Midwives
10. Home to Hospital Transport: Fractured Articulations and Magical Mandorlas, Christine Johnson and Robbie Davis-Floyd
11. Renegade Midwives: Assets or Liabilities?, Robbie Davis-Floyd and Christine Johnson
12. From Calling to Career: Keeping the Social Movement in the Professional Project, Betty AnneDaviss
13. Why Midwives Matter, Christine Johnson and Robbie Davis-Floyd
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