National Partnership for Women & Families

Resource Library: Maternity

Doing some policy research? Need some background materials? You've come to the right place.

Note: Documents in the library are organized by issue area — and PDFs require Adobe Reader (free download/upgrade available).

 

 

Vaginal or Cesarean Birth: What is at Stake for Moms and Babies? A Best Evidence Review


Fact Sheet: The Priority of Developing and Implementing CAHPS Maternity Care Facility, Clinician, and Health Plan Surveys


Maternity Care and Liability: Pressing Problems, Substantive Solutions

Reviewing the best available evidence, this report shows that many widely held beliefs about maternity care and liability lack empirical support.


The Cost of Having a Baby in the United States (2013)

Childbirth Connection, Catalyst for Payment Reform, and the Center for Healthcare Quality and Payment Reform commissioned this report to focus the attention of all stakeholders on the need to better align maternity care payment and quality.


Pathway to a Healthy Birth: Poster for Women Japanese (no bleed)


Pathway to a Healthy Birth: Poster for Clinicians Japanese (no bleed)


Pain Medications Preference Scale by Penny Simkin


Pathway to a Healthy Birth: Poster for Clinicians (no bleed)


Fact Sheet: Non-Pharmacologic Pain Management versus Epidural Analgesia

This is a fact sheet based on the Hormonal Physiology of Childbearing report.


Hormonal Physiology of Childbearing: Evidence and Implications for Women, Babies, and Maternity Care Abstract and Recommendations

This is the abstract and Recommendations to Promote, Support, and Protect Physiologic Childbearing for the Hormonal Physiology of Childbearing: Evidence and Implications for Women, Babies, and Maternity Care report.


Hormonal Physiology of Childbearing: Evidence and Implications for Women, Babies, and Maternity Care Full Set of Fact Sheets


Delivering High-Quality, High-Value Care to Childbearing Women and Babies: Policymakers Can Make a Difference

This is fact sheet for policymakers is based on the Hormonal Physiology of Childbearing report.


Fact Sheet: Core Hormonal Physiology of Childbearing Principles

This is a fact sheet based on the Hormonal Physiology of Childbearing report.


Fact Sheet: Physiologic Birth versus Cesarean Section

This is a fact sheet based on the Hormonal Physiology of Childbearing report.


Hormonal Physiology of Childbearing: Evidence and Implications for Women, Babies, and Maternity Care Full Recommendations

This is a set of detailed recommendations based on the Hormonal Physiology of Childbearing: Evidence and Implications for Women, Babies, and Maternity Care report.


Hormonal Physiology of Childbearing: Evidence and Implications for Women, Babies, and Maternity Care Outline

This provides the full outline for the Hormonal Physiology of Childbearing: Evidence and Implications for Women, Babies, and Maternity Care report.


Pathway to a Healthy Birth: Poster for Clinicians (full bleed)


Pathway to a Healthy Birth: Poster for Women (full bleed)


Fact Sheet: Physiologic (Spontaneous) Onset of Labor versus Scheduled Birth

This is a fact sheet based on the Hormonal Physiology of Childbearing report.


Fact Sheet: The Hormonal Cascade of Childbearing

This is a fact sheet based on the Hormonal Physiology of Childbearing report.


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