Midwife - Missoula
2404 39th Street
Missoula, MT 59803
(406) 541-7115
FAX: (406) 541-7116

Baby Care

Skin-to-Skin Contact Is Analgesic in Healthy Newborns Larry Gray, MD; Lisa Watt, BA; and Elliott M. Blass, PhD*‡http://www.pediatrics.org/cgi/content/full/105/1/e14 PEDIATRICS Vol. 105 No. 1 January 2000 1- 6

It's my Birthday, give  me  a hug! Skin-to-Skin Contact for You and Your Baby
Massachussets Breastfeeding Coalition 254 Conant Road,Weston, MA 02493
www.massbfc.org | © 2005 MBC and Alison Stuebe

Skin to Skin Care with the Father after Cesarean Birth and its Effects on Newborn Crying and Prefeeding Behavior. Erlandsson, K, RNM; Dsilna, A, RN, Fagerberg, I, RNT, PhD, Christensson, K, RNM, PhD (2007). Birth, Vol 34 No. 2, June 2007

Birth Center
Link to American Association of Birth Centers (AABC)   http://www.birthcenters.org/
Link to Comission For Accrediation of Birth Centers (CABC) http://www.birthcenteraccreditation.org/

Birth Options:
Home birth, birth center, or hospital birth: how to help your clients choose. Raymond T; International Journal of Childbirth Education, 1992 May; 7 (2): 9-10 (journal article) ISSN: 0887-8625 CINAHL AN: 1993154503

Investigating women's preferences for intrapartum care: home versus hospital births. Longworth L; Ratcliffe J; Boulton M; Health & Social Care in the Community, 2001 Nov; 9 (6): 404-13 ISSN: 0966-0410 PMID: 11846820 CINAHL AN: 2002046230

Does a pregnant woman's intended place of birth influence her attitudes toward and occurrence of obstetric interventions? Van der Hulst LAM; Van Teijlingen ER; Bonsel GJ; Eskes M; Bleker OP; Birth: Issues in Perinatal Care, 2004 Mar; 31 (1): 28-33 (journal article - research, tables/charts) ISSN: 0730-7659 PMID: 15015990 CINAHL AN: 2004133851

Transfer from home to hospital: what is its effect on the experience of childbirth? Wiegers TA; van der Zee J; Keirse MJN; Birth: Issues in Perinatal Care, 1998 Mar; 25 (1): 19-24 (journal article - research, tables/charts) ISSN: 0730-7659 PMID: 9534501 CINAHL AN: 1998033071 (discusses the result finding that "contrary to expectations, unplanned transfer from a planned home birth to hospital has little influence on the experience of childbirth (BIRTH 25:1, March 1998)

Care practices that promote normal birth #1: labor begins on its own; including commentary by Gaskin IM. Amis D; Journal of Perinatal Education, 2004 Spring; 13 (2): 6-10 ISSN: 1058-1243 PMID: 17273382 CINAHL AN: 2004161032

Effects of Immediate Versus Delayed Pushing During Second-Stage Labor on Fetal Well-Being: A Randomized Clinical Trial  Simpson, Kathleen Rice; James, Dotti C. Volume 54(3), May/June 2005, p 149–157

Best Practices in Second Stage Labor Care: Maternal Bearing Down and Positioning. Roberts, J CNM, PhD, Hanson, L CNM, PhD Volume 52, No. 3, May/June 2007 © 2007 by the American College of Nurse-Midwives 1526-9523/07

Link to Toxnet: site where you can look up any medication to see the safety/research on breastfeeding,  http://toxnet.nlm.nih.gov/cgi-bin/sis/htmlgen?LACT
  1. Link to Otis: Pregnancy resource website: medications and precautions: http://www.otispregnancy.org/otis-fact-sheets-s13037
  2. Gaskin, I.M. (2002). Spiritual Midwifery. Summertown, TN:Book Publishing Company
  3. Gaskin, I.M., and Defranco, A. (2011). Birth Matters: A Midwife's Manifesta. Seven Stories Press.
  4. Simpkin, P. (2008) The Birth Partner: A complete Guide to Childbirth for Dads, Doulas and Companions. Harvard Common Press.
  5. Goer, H. (1999) The Thinking Women's Guide To A Better Birth. Berkley Pub Group.
  6. Harper, B. (2005) Gentle Birth Choices. Healing Arts Press.
  7. Block, J. (2005) Pushed: The Painful Truth About Modern Childbirth and Modern Maternity Care. De Capo, Lifelong.
  8. Bradley, R.A. (2008) Husband Coached Childbirth: The Bradley Method of Natural Childbirth. Random House Publishing Group.
  9. Pregnancy resource site: University of Texas:http://www.infantrisk.com/category/hot-topics
  10. Alexander Tsiaris has created a model of birth apparently derived from images of spiral CT and 4D US during a delivery. It's amazing to see that they are actually like the cardinal movements of labor.
  11. http://www.ted.com/talks/alexander_tsiaras_conception_to_birth_visualized.html
Business of Being Born, video by Rikki Lake
Local Resources
  1. Hypnobirthing Childbirth Class: Michelle Voigt, Certified hypnotherapist, Certified HypnoBirthing Educator. (406) 240-1750
  2. Hypnobabies Childbirth Class: Helen Burke Certified hypnotherapist. (406) 381-4137
  3. Lotus Childbirth Education (406) 251-4821
Pregnancy spacing


Homebirth..in Spain!  Midwifery Matters, 2008 Summer (117): 16-7 (journal article) ISSN: 0961-1479 CINAHL AN: 2009938761

Homebirth - A Father's experience. Stretton C; Midwifery Matters, 2006 Summer (109): 21 (journal article - anecdote) ISSN: 0961-1479 CINAHL AN: 2009221577

What influences women in Athens to choose home birth? Kontoyannis M; Katsetos C; British Journal of Midwifery, 2008 Jan; 16 (1): 44-8 (journal article - research, tables/charts) ISSN: 0969-4900 CINAHL AN: 2009801852

Birth, simply. Gibbons M; Journal of Perinatal Education, 2006 Summer; 15 (3): 3-5 (journal article - anecdote) ISSN: 1058-1243 PMID: 17541454 CINAHL AN: 2009509208

Home birth: the wave of the future?  Lothian JA; Journal of Perinatal Education, 2006 Summer; 15 (3): 43-6 (journal article - questions and answers) ISSN: 1058-1243 PMID: 17541459 CINAHL AN: 2009509217

Maternal factors and the probability of a planned home birth.

S. Anthony,a S.E. Buitendijk,a P.M. Offerhaus,b P. van Dommelen,c K.M. van der Pal-de  BJOG: an International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, June 2005, Vol. 112, pp. 748–753

 Dutch Women's Perception of Childbirth in the Netherlands

Taralyn R. Johnson, MSN, RN, Lynn Clark Callister, PhD, RN, FAAN, Donna S. Freeborn, MSN, FNP, CNM, Renea L. Beckstrand, PhD, RN, CCRN, and Katinka Huender, Dutch Midwife Vol. 32 | No. 3 May/June 2007 pages 170-177

Healthy Pregnancy
Nutrition for healthy pregnancy outcomes. Vause T, Martz P, Richard F, Gramlich L, Applied Physiology, Nutrition, And Metabolism = Physiologie Appliquée, Nutrition Et Métabolisme [Appl Physiol Nutr Metab], ISSN: 1715-5312, 2006 Feb; Vol. 31 (1), pp. 12-20; PMID: 16604137

Database: MEDLINE

Infant nutrition: building health from the womb to weaning. Blincoe AJ; British Journal of Midwifery, 2006 Jun; 14 (6): 361-2, 364 (journal article - tables/charts) ISSN: 0969-4900 CINAHL AN: 2009211723
Database: CINAHL with Full Text

Ten tips for a healthy pregnancy from Lamaze International.
GENESIS, 2005 (4): 6 (journal article) CINAHL AN: 2009232058

Birth outcomes after prenatal exposure to antidepressant medication. Victoria Hendrick, MD,a Lynne M. Smith, MD,b Rita Suri, MD,a Sun Hwang, MS,c ,Desiree Haynes, MA,a and Lori Altshuler, MDc   Los Angeles, Calif  Volume 188, Number 3 Hendrick et al 813 Am J Obstet Gynecol

International policies for achieving safe motherhood: women's lives in the balance. Thompson JB; Health Care for Women International, 2005 Jun-Jul; 26 (6): 472-83 (journal article) ISSN: 0739-9332 PMID: 16020015 CINAHL AN: 2009004033