If you have information to share, tools or resources to recommend or have an improvement story to tell, we want to hear from you. You can email [email protected] to let us know of your interest or recommendations.
We also would like to know if you are interested in participating in the ongoing assessment and implementation of other aspects of the Physiologic Birth Strategic Initiative with the American College of Nurse-Midwives we invite you to get involved. The organizational framework for this initiative is below. We welcome stakeholders from all areas and levels of the maternity care system to join in this initiative.There are several key partners working together in this initiative. Childbirth Connection has been consultant and co-developer of the BirthTOOLS.org tool kit. In addition, multiple maternity care professional organizations are represented including the three organizations who developed the Consensus Statement on Normal Physiology Childbirth, Midwives Alliance of North America, National Association of Certified Professional Midwives who were then joined by the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses, Lamaze International and American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Additional stakeholders have endorsed the Consumer Statement on Normal Birth that is a companion to the Consensus Statement.
Promotion of Healthy, Normal Physiologic Childbirth as Standard Care for "Low Risk" Women Strategic Task Force
ACNM's Physiologic Birth Initiative is designed to identify the evidence, care processes and outcomes, quality indicators, systems changes and outreach needed to support and promote the value of healthy, spontaneous labor and birth within the health care system and to the general public.
Click to download a handy 2 page PDF handout that can be shared with others to introduce them to the BirthTOOLS.org website and its resources.
Members of the Physiologic Birth TOOL KIT Subcommittee
Lisa Kane Low PhD CNM ACNM, Chair of Subcommittee
Amy Romano, MSN, CNM, Consultant, Childbirth Connection
Ellise Adams, PhD, CNM, AWHONN Represenative
Melissa Avery, PhD, CNM, ACNM General Member Representative
Andrea Christianson, MSN, CNM, ACNM Chair Homebirth Section
Sharon Dalrymple, RN, BN, MED, LCCE, FACCE, Lamaze International
Lisa Hanson, PhD, CNM, ACNM, Division of Research
Tina Johnson, MSN, CNM, ACNM National Office Staff Liaison
Audrey Levine, CPM, NACPM Representative
Julia Martin, MSN, CNM, ACNM Student Representative
Corrine Stasko, ACNM Student Representative
Web Site Development and Design:
Clare Lynam, ACNM Director of Communications