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Title Mainstreaming midwives : the politics of change / edited by Robbie Davis-Floyd and Christine Barbara Johnson.
Imprint New York : Routledge, 2006.


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Description 1 online resource (x, 559 pages) : illustrations
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Subject Midwifery -- United States -- History.
Midwives -- United States -- History.
Midwifery -- history.
Nurse Midwives -- history.
Professional Autonomy.
United States.
United States.
Genre History.
Contents ACNM and MANA : divergent histories and convergent trends / Robbie Davis-Floyd -- 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 -- Qualified commodification: the creation of the certified professional midwife / Robbie Davis-Floyd -- "The governor's full support" : legalizing direct-entry midwifery in Florida / Melissa Denmark -- Minnesota direct-entry midwives : achieving legislative success through focusing on families, safety, and women's rights / Mary M. Lay and Kerry Dixon -- Risks, costs, and effects of homebirth midwifery legislation in Colorado / Susan Erikson with Amy Colo.
"Every breath is political, every woman's life a statement" : cross-class organizing for midwifery in Virginia / Christa Craven -- "I'm living my politics" : legalizing and licensing direct-entry midwives in Iowa / Carolyn A. Hough -- Creating a way out of no way : midwifery in Massachusetts / Christine Barbara Johnson -- From calling to career: keeping the social movement in the professional project / Betty-Anne Daviss -- Renegade midwives : assets or liabilities? / Robbie Davis-Floyd and Christine Barbara Johnson -- Home to hospital transport : fractured articulation or magical mandorlas? / Christine Barbara Johnson and Robbie Davis-Floyd -- Why midwives matter : overcoming barriers to caretake the power of birth / Christine Barbara Johnson and Robbie Davis-Floyd.
Summary 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,
Other Author Davis-Floyd, Robbie.
Johnson, Christine Barbara, 1952-
Other Title Print version: Mainstreaming midwives. New York : Routledge, 2006 0415931509 9780415931502