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For Midwives: Downloadable Position Statements Related to the Practice of Midwifery

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Most of the links on this page have been shared from the Midwives’ Association of Washington State at http://www.washingtonmidwives.org/. Thank you.

Midwives Alliance of North America

Click here to read the Midwives Alliance Position Statements on the following topics:

  • Access to Midwifery Care
  • Midwifery Certification
  • National Health Policy
  • The Decriminalization of Midwifery
  • Intervention in Childbirth
  • The Midwifery Relationship with Women
  • Policy Making and Resource Allocation
  • Third Party Reimbursement
  • Home Birth
  • Midwifery Education

Joint 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.

RCM Position Statements
 (below are links to PDF documents)

Joint Statements

  • RCM, RCGP &RCOG Consensus statement on the role of the General Practitioner in Maternity Care PDF 
(Joint Consensus statement with The Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP), Royal College of Midwives (RCM) and Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) October 2011
  • RCOG/RCM statement on umbilical cord blood collection and banking PDF
 (Joint Statement with Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists) August 2011
  • Home Births PDF
 (Joint Statement with Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists) April 2007
  • Immersion in Water During Labour and Birth PDF 
(Joint Statement with Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists) April 2006

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

Joint Statements