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Midwifery Position Statements

Downloadable Position Statements Related to the Practice of Midwifery

MAWS POSITION STATEMENT: Planned Births at Home and in Freestanding Birth Centers by Women Under the Primary Maternity Care of Midwives in Washington. Created November 2013 (PDF)

MAWS POSITION STATEMENT: Statement Regarding the Provision of Care to Newborns by Licensed Midwives. Created May 2013 (PDF)

MAWS POSITION STATEMENT: Vaginal Birth After Cesarean Section. Created December 2012 (PDF)

MAWS POSITION STATEMENT: Shared Decision Making. Created April 2008 (PDF)

ACNM, MANA & NACPM POSITION STATEMENT on Supporting Healthy and Normal Physiologic Childbirth. (LINK)

Compilation of Position Statements on Home Birth


Midwives Alliance of North America MANA Position Statements


New Zealand College of Midwives NZCOM Consensus Statements and Guidelines
(below are links to PDF documents)


Royal College of Midwives of the UK Practice Guidelines
(below are links to PDF documents)

This updated Edition of RCM Evidence based guidelines for midwifery-led care in labour (2012) provides midwives with a comprehensive discussion of currently available evidence for UK midwives to follow in practice.


Royal College of Midwives of the UK RCM Position Statements
(below are links to PDF documents)


Canadian Association of Midwives CAM Position Statements
(below are links to PDF documents)

Joint Statements

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