Normal Healthy Childbirth for Women & Families: What You Need to Know clearly explains and advocates the benefits of normal, physiologic birth for the average health care consumer. This helpful tool was created from a 2012 consensus statement developed by ACNM, the Midwives Alliance of North America, and the National Association of Certified Professional Midwives.
Released in early 2014, this latest version includes the endorsement of several key organizations: Lamaze, Centering Healthcare, DONA, Citizens for Midwifery, International Center for Traditional Childbearing, Childbirth Connection, and International Lactation Consultant Association. The handout has the support of the March of Dimes.
The document is free for download, printing, and distribution. Professionally printed copies in packs of 50 are available for purchase through ShopACNM.com