National Partnership for Women & Families

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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.


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.


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.


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


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


Fact Sheet: The Hormonal Cascade of Childbearing

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


Fact Sheet: Low-Stress Birthing Environments

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


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


Fact Sheet: Core Hormonal Physiology of Childbearing Principles

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 Executive Summary

This is the executive summary for the Hormonal Physiology of Childbearing: Evidence and Implications for Women, Babies, and Maternity Care 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 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.


The Rights of Childbearing Women

This statement outlines a set of basic maternity rights that Childbirth Connection has identified and promotes for all childbearing women. It applies widely accepted human rights to the specific situation of maternity care.


Advancing Care Information: Meaningful Use 2.0 Webinar

This webinar presentation reviews health information technology in the context of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act.


Supporting Informed Decision-Making in the Health Insurance Marketplace: A Progress Report for 2016

This report looks at the tools that were available during the third open enrollment period to consumers who were window shopping on HealthCare.gov, which is used in 38 states, and on the 13 state-based marketplace websites. It was conducted in January and supplemented by six focus groups in five states with consumers who had shopped on marketplace websites. It builds on a 2015 analysis of the features available on marketplace websites during the second open enrollment period.


MACRA Webinar Series - Clinical Practice Improvement Activities: What Consumers Want (April 28, 2016)

This webinar, presented April 28, 2016, reviews Clinical Practice Improvement Activities included in the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA).


Cochrane Review: Continuous Support for Women during Chilbirth (2013)

This 2013 systematic review of the research literature concludes that all women should have continuous support during labor.


Comfort in Labor: How You Can Help Yourself to a Normal Satisfying Childbirth

This booklet by expert Penny Simkin offers information and direction for using comfort measures to cope with labor pain.


Listening to Mothers II: New Mothers Speak Out Methodology (2008)

This report presents postpartum results from the Listening to Mothers II survey and gives a ground-breaking view of experiences of mothers with young children in the United States at this time. This is the survey methodology.


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