- 1 Ethics
- 1.1 College of Midwives of BC (CMBC) - Code of Ethics
- 1.2 College of Midwives of BC (CMBC) - Philosophy of Care
- 1.3 Doula Services Association - Code of Ethics
- 1.4 Newfoundland and Labrador, Association of Midwives of - Code of Ethics
- 1.5 American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM) - Code of Ethics
- 1.6 American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM)- Ethics in Midwifery & Women's Health
- 1.7 Midwives Alliance of North America (MANA)- Statement on Values and Ethics
- 1.8 American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM)- Code of Ethics with Explanatory Statements
- 2 Competencies
- 2.1 College of Midwives of BC (CMBC)- Competencies of Registered Midwives
- 2.2 College of Midwives of BC (CMBC) - New Registrants Policy
- 2.3 Midwives Alliance of North America (MANA) Core Competencies for Basic Midwifery Practice
- 2.4 Midwives Alliance of North America (MANA)Standards and Qualifications for the Art and Practice of Midwifery
- 2.5 American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM) - Assist in Surgery
- 3 Legislation
- 4 Policy
List of 6 major points with general references to legislation and policies related to midwives.
List of short statements outlining a "philosophy of care" for midwives; no sources cited.
Outlines relationship of doula to colleagues, clients, the profession, and the society.
Twenty-one ethical statements approved by the Association of Midwives of Newfoundland and Labrador in 2001.
11 ethical statements
List of online sources on midwifery ethics with abstracts.
Discusses the value of women, nature of birth, art of midwifery, motherhood, and nature of relationships.
Elaborates on 11 ethical statements making up ACNM's Code of Ethics.
General statements tied to specific abilities; and 13 advanced competencies are listed at the end where a midwife may acquire additional certification.
CMBC outlines 6 points for new registrants.
Headings include general principles; general knowledge and skills; care during pregnancy; care during labor; postpartum care; newborn care; professional aspects; and woman care and family planning.
Midwives Alliance of North America (MANA)Standards and Qualifications for the Art and Practice of Midwifery
11 general statements on such aspects of midwifery as record keeping, data collection, informed choice, and peer review.
Notes that midwives acquire skills beyond core competencies, such as serving as first assistant at cesarean section, and outlines a standard to follow when expanding your practice.
Outlines the designation of midwifery as a health profession, the protection of the title "midwife;" scope of practice is defined; drugs and substances that a midwife may administer or prescribe
Requires records to be kept by midwives, see section 28(1)(b). Referenced in Records and Record Keeping - CMBC
The bylaws for midwives in British Columbia, Canada; appendix 2 contains the Code of Ethics
Organisations call on countries to support a "continuum of care" model for maternal, newborn, and child health (MNCH); result of meeting in New Delhi, India in April 2005 for the "Lives in the Balance: The Partnership Meeting on Maternal, Newborn and Child Health."
Issued as a joint statement by the World Health Organization (WHO), the International Confederation of Midwives (ICM) and the International Federation of Gynaecologists and Obstetricians (FIGO).
Argues midwifery is key to affordable and effective maternity care in the United States by comparing the contemporary situation to other countries.