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Is your doula practice mother-friendly?  
http://www.motherfriendly.org/pdf/doula.pdf

Provides a questionnaire for doulas to help them determine if their services allow women to empower themselves to make informed decisions about their childbirth care.

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Published: 2001
Appropriate maternity services for normal pregnancy, childbirth and postnatal period

Provides the International Confederation of Midwives' position statement regarding the provision of midwifery care to women before, during, and after pregnancy and childbirth.

Published: 2002
Are your birth classes mother-friendly?  
http://www.motherfriendly.org/pdf/birthClasses.pdf

Provides a questionnaire to help childbirth educators determine if their classes empower women and their partners to make informed decision about childbirth care.

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Published: 2001
The mother-friendly childbirth initiative

Defines Mother-Friendly care, an evidence-based mother-, baby-, and family-friendly model or care that focuses on prevention and wellness as the alternatives to high-cost screening, diagnosis, and treatment programs. PDF required to read.

Published: 1996
Having a baby? Ten questions to ask  
http://www.motherfriendly.org/pdf/Having_a_Baby-English.pdf

Presents ten questions for prospective mothers to ask of their chosen birth center, hospital, or home birth service, in order to determine whether the people assisting her in her birth support the philosophy of Mother-Friendly care. PDF required to read.

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Published: 2000
Cekate miminko? Deset otazek, na ktere se muzete zeptat

Presents ten questions, in Czech, for prospective mothers to ask of their chosen birth center in order to determine Mother-Friendly care.

Published: 2000
Inciativa Porodni sluzby matce pratelske: "Mother-Friendly Childbirth Initiative"

Defines, in Czech, Mother-Friendly care, an evidence-based model of care that focuses on prevention and wellness as the alternatives to high-cost screening, diagnosis, and treatment programs.

Published: 1996
Having a baby? Ten questions to ask (Spanish)

Presents ten questions, in Spanish, for prospective mothers to ask of their chosen birth center in order to determine Mother-Friendly care.

Published: 2000
Por um parto respeitoso!  
http://www.motherfriendly.org/pdf/MFCI-portugese.pdf

Defines, in Portuguese, Mother-Friendly care, an evidence-based model of care that focuses on prevention and wellness as the alternatives to high-cost screening, diagnosis, and treatment programs.

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Published: 1996
Giving birth in Canada: providers of maternity and infant care  
http://secure.cihi.ca/cihiweb/dispPage.jsp?cw_page=PG_262_E&cw_topic=262&cw_rel=AR_1106_E
Examines trends in birthing and maternity care, as well as the changing scope of practice for maternal and infant care providers. (See Details)
Published: 2004