Paths to Becoming a Midwife:
Getting an Education

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Paths to Becoming a Midwife

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Table of Contents

  • Dedication
  • Foreword
  • Preface to the Fourth Edition
  • Introduction

Chapter 1 ~ Getting Started

  • To Learn to Grow, by Jan Tritten
  • Obtaining an Education, by Judy Edmunds
  • Paths to Midwifery, by Kate Bowland
  • Choosing Your Route, by Diane Barnes
  • Becoming a Midwife, by Carolyn Steiger
  • What Is the Best Approach to Midwifery Education? Opinions by Practicing Midwives
  • Standardized Education: Does It Prepare Better Midwives and Birth Educators? by Allison Osborne
  • At the Heart of Birthing Education, by Elizabeth Davis
  • Facing Reality: How to Begin Your Midwifery Career, by Karen Parker
  • The International Path to Midwifery Education, by Vicki Penwell
  • The Essentials of Midwifing Midwives, by Sara Wickham
  • Sense and Sensibility in Midwifery, by Jennifer Hall
  • Making Sense of It All, by Jennifer Rosenberg

Chapter 2 ~ Politics & Philosophies

  • Politics: An Introduction, by Jennifer Rosenberg
  • A Balanced Midwifery Education Is a Worthwhile Goal, by Jan Tritten
  • Exploring Your Philosophy of Midwifery, Adapted from a list by Sara Wickham
  • Make Room at the Table: Building and Sustaining a Strong Birth Community, by Lois Wilson
  • Undecided? Become a CNM, by Judith Rooks
  • The Daughters of Time: On the Paths to Midwifery, by Barbara Katz Rothman
  • The Medical and Midwifery Models, by Barbara Katz Rothman
  • The Ups, Downs and Interlinkages of Nurse- and Direct Entry Midwifery: Status, Practice and Education, by Robbie Davis-Floyd
  • Midwifery Education: Quantum Style, by Whapio Diane Bartlett
  • Types of Midwifery Training: An Anthropological Overview, by Robbie Davis-Floyd
  • Apprenticeship in Medicine and Midwifery, by Alison Bastien
  • NARM, compiled by Cher Mikkola
  • A Vision for Midwifery in the United States, by Ina May Gaskin
  • Mourning the Professionalization of Midwifery, by Lois Wilson
  • Humbled in the Power of Women Giving Birth, by Jan Tritten
  • Freedom, by Jan Tritten

Chapter 3 ~ Direct Entry Midwifery

  • Direct Entry Midwifery Education: Caught in the Middle, by Sharon Wells
  • A Rose by Any Other Name, by Jan Tritten
  • The Honor, Joy, Power and Challenge of Community, Independent Midwifery, by Judy Luce
  • Midwifery Education: Trauma or Transformation? by Elizabeth Davis
  • The Search for Autonomy, by Jan Tritten
  • Autonomy: Using Your Full Potential, by Naolí Vinaver
  • A Grand Triumph, by Judy Edmunds
  • Start with the Small Circle: An Interview with Elizabeth Davis, by Cher Mikkola
  • Becoming a Midwife, by Elizabeth Davis
  • Thoughts on the Apprentice’s Path, by Alison Parra
  • Apprenticeship: Do You Really Want One? by Renata Hillman
  • On Apprenticeships: Midwives Share Their Wisdom, compiled and edited by Kelly Moyer
  • Birth of a Midwife, by Amanda Moore
  • Maternidad La Luz: The Birth Place, by Cindy Lara Haag
  • Mercy In Action: Training Missionary Midwives to Serve the Poor, by Vicky Penwell
  • A Student’s Journey, by Karen Shaw
  • Becoming a Holistic Traditional Midwife, by Samantha Clemens

Chapter 4 ~ Certified Nurse-Midwifery

  • A Midwife to All, by Virginia Jackson
  • Becoming a CNM: Four Stories from One Midwife’s Experience, by Sharon Glass Jonquil
    • 1987: From Fetoscope to Doppler…and Back Again?
    • 1992: From Fetoscope to Doppler…and Not Yet Back Again
    • 1998: Four in Twenty-Four Is Part of Why…
    • 1998: Band-Aid Midwifery
  • Diversity in Practice Settings, by Ida Laserson
  • Nurse-Midwifery Today, by Barbara Hughes
  • Philosophy and Approach to Midwifery Education, by Katherine Camacho Carr
  • Choosing a Certified Nurse-Midwifery Program, by Natasha Beauchamp
  • Frontier School of Midwifery and Family Nursing, by Kitty Ernst
  • Community-based Nurse-Midwifery Education Program: Distance Learning in Nurse-Midwifery Education, by Judith M. Treistman, Katherine Camacho Carr, and Mary Kate McHugh

Chapter 5 ~ Resources

  • Earning Money during Your Education, by Jennifer Rosenberg
  • How Midwifery Today Can Help You Become a Midwife
  • Direct Entry Programs
  • Nurse-Midwifery Programs
  • Midwifery Resources
  • Author Biographies
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Paths to Becoming a Midwife: Getting An Education
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