Health Topics

Diseases & Conditions

American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM) - Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis, or porous bone, is describe in terms of risk factors, and links to US government health resources are given on the topic.

Bone Health and Osteoporosis: A Report of the Surgeon General

US government report on bone health and osteoporosis; includes references

American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM) - Oral Health

2 pages; reports on an association between preterm low birth weight deliveries and women with severe oral health problems; points midwives to other online resources.

Population Health


Teen Pregnancy in Inuit Communities: Issues and Perspectives - Full Report Canleaf.gif

Reports findings of a survey of Inuit adults and youth on the topic of teenage pregnancy. Discusses the loss of traditional midwifery, and refers to an earlier study, see: Suvaguuq, Volume X, Number 1, 1995: Special Report on Traditional Midwifery, which is from Pauktuutit: Inuit Women of Canada.

Special Report on Maternal Mortality and Severe Morbidity in Canada Canleaf.gif

9 pages est; maternal mortality is used as a measure of the status of women in Canada. With one of the lowest maternal mortality ratios in the world, Canada is compared to other countries in this Health Canada study. Statistics are presented


College of Midwives of BC (CMBC) - Guideline for the Use of Water in Labour and Birth Canleaf.gif

CMBC guidelines on water births outlining the advantages and disadvantages; includes citations.

Managing postpartum haemorrhage : Education material for teachers of midwifery

Reports on severe bleeding being the "single most important cause of maternal death worldwide," and how to reduce the incidence of postpartum hemorrhage with uterotonic agents, controlled cord traction, and uterine massage.

American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM) - Endometrial Biopsy

6 pages; endometrial biopsy (EMB) is used to evaluate abnormal uterine bleeding (AUB); describes and provides a photograph of the equipment and diagram or the biopsy.

American College of Nurse-Midwives - Intrapartum Nutrition

6 pages; overview of the debate about providing oral nutrition to women in labor since the 1940s with recommendations; includes references.

American College of Midwives (ACNM) - Immunizations

2 pages; US online resources on immunizations, such as the CDC National Immunization Information Hotline: 1-800-232-2522.