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Childbirth and disasters discussed in July/Aug issue of Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health

Silver Spring, MD In the aftermath of a disaster or other mass tragedy, life cycle events such as childbirth will continue regardless of the chaos and women and newborns deserve the surety of safe, effective care in disaster situations, according to a special supplement this month of the Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health. Titled 'Low Tech, High Effect: Caring for Women and Infants During Disasters and Low-Resource Settings' the supplement shares current knowledge of effective care for maternal and child health in disaster or low resource settings.

"Midwives are optimally prepared to draw upon their existing knowledge base in order to minimize interventions to achieve positive outcomes, especially in disaster situations," said Gwen Brumbaugh Kenney, CNM, PhD, guest editor of the supplement issue. "Knowing what simple technologies are effective and developing skills to implement those interventions can increase the quality of care in the midst of adverse circumstances."

Articles in the special supplement describe various approaches for maternal and reproductive health services in refugee and displaced populations; policy issues affecting women and infants in complex humanitarian emergencies such as war or drought; and details evidence-based information on cost-effective interventions for neonatal care in low-resource settings. Also included in the supplement is an updated primer called 'Giving Birth in Place,' an authoritative resource manual from the American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM).

In JMWH's July/August issue, readers will find several other items of interest related to international health:

  • The ACNM Home-Based Lifesaving Skills (HBLSS) program helps families and home birth attendants recognize and respond to maternal and newborn life-threatening complications, according to an article appearing this month by Lynn Sibley, CNM, MS, PhD, et. al. The report discusses the findings of a field test of the HBL
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Contact: Tim Clarke Jr.
tclarke@acnm.org
240-485-1821
American College of Nurse-Midwives
22-Jul-2004


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