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Commentary on the Consensus Statement—Centering the Norm: Let’s Make “Normal Birth” Usual Again

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Abstract:

In this column, Elizabeth Mitchell Armstrong provides expert commentary on the article “Supporting Healthy and Normal Physiologic Childbirth: A Consensus Statement by ACNM, MANA, and NACPM.” The consensus statement on normal physiologic birth points the way to recenter social norms and expectations around birth.

Keywords: ACNM; MANA; NACPM; midwives; normal birth; physiologic birth

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1891/1058-1243.22.1.21

Publication date: 2013-01-01

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