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Midwifery Position Statements

Downloadable Position Statements Related to the Practice of Midwifery

Scroll down for Position Statements by local, national and international organizations.

Midwives' Association of WA State Position Statements:

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

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

Vaginal Birth After Cesarean Section. Created December 2012 (PDF)

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


ACNM Position Statement - Hydrotherapy During Labor and Birth


Midwives Alliance of North America MANA Position Statements


New Zealand College of Midwives NZCOM Consensus Statements and Guidelines


Royal College of Midwives of the UK Clinical Practice and Guidance


Royal College of Midwives of the UK RCM Position Statements


Canadian Association of Midwives CAM Position Statements

Joint Statements

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