College of Midwives of BC (CMBC) - Code of Ethics Canleaf.gif

List of 6 major points with general references to legislation and policies related to midwives.

College of Midwives of BC (CMBC) - Philosophy of Care Canleaf.gif

List of short statements outlining a "philosophy of care" for midwives; no sources cited.

Doula Services Association - Code of Ethics Canleaf.gif

Outlines relationship of doula to colleagues, clients, the profession, and the society.

Newfoundland and Labrador, Association of Midwives of - Code of Ethics Canleaf.gif

Twenty-one ethical statements approved by the Association of Midwives of Newfoundland and Labrador in 2001.

American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM) - Code of Ethics

11 ethical statements

American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM)- Ethics in Midwifery & Women's Health

List of online sources on midwifery ethics with abstracts.

Midwives Alliance of North America (MANA)- Statement on Values and Ethics

Discusses the value of women, nature of birth, art of midwifery, motherhood, and nature of relationships.

American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM)- Code of Ethics with Explanatory Statements

Elaborates on 11 ethical statements making up ACNM's Code of Ethics.


College of Midwives of BC (CMBC)- Competencies of Registered MidwivesCanleaf.gif

General statements tied to specific abilities; and 13 advanced competencies are listed at the end where a midwife may acquire additional certification.

College of Midwives of BC (CMBC) - New Registrants Policy Canleaf.gif

CMBC outlines 6 points for new registrants.

Midwives Alliance of North America (MANA) Core Competencies for Basic Midwifery Practice

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.

American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM) - Assist in Surgery

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.


College of Midwives of British Columbia (CMBC) - Midwives Regulations Canleaf.gif

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

Health Professions Act - British Columbia Canleaf.gif

Requires records to be kept by midwives, see section 28(1)(b). Referenced in Records and Record Keeping - CMBC

College of Midwives of British Columbia (CMBC) - Bylaws Canleaf.gif

The bylaws for midwives in British Columbia, Canada; appendix 2 contains the Code of Ethics


Delhi Declaration on Maternal, Newborn and Child Health

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."

Making pregnancy safer: the critical role of the skilled attendant

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).

Midwives: Essential for Affordable and Effective Maternity Care

Argues midwifery is key to affordable and effective maternity care in the United States by comparing the contemporary situation to other countries.