97 Evidence-Based Maternity Care: Change We Need
Frances E. Likis
98 Does Spontaneous Genital Tract Trauma Impact Postpartum Sexual Function?
A comparison of sexual function at 3 months postpartum among women who experienced major and minor genital tract trauma at childbirth. Rebecca G. Rogers, Noelle Borders, Lawrence M. Leeman, Leah L. Albers
104 Transfers Among Women Intending A Birth Center Delivery in the San Diego Birth Center Study
Nulliparity, cesarean history, and having a previous hospital delivery were among the strongest predictors of birth center transfer in the San Diego Birth Center Study.
Uyen-Sa D.T. Nguyen, Kenneth J. Rothman, Serkalem Demissie, Debra J. Jackson, Janet M. Lang, Jeffrey L. Ecker
111 A Descriptive Study of “Being with Woman” During Labor and Birth
Women cared for by nurse-midwives during childbirth experience a high level of “being with woman.”
Lauren P. Hunter
119 Staying Home to Give Birth: Why Women in the United States Choose Home Birth
Safety and avoidance of unnecessary medical interventions common in hospital births are women's most common reasons for choosing home birth.
Debora Boucher, Catherine Bennett, Barbara McFarlin, Rixa Freeze
127 Applicants to A Nurse-Midwifery Education Program Disclose Factors that Influence Their Career Choice
Themes from application essays to a nurse-midwifery education program can assist the profession with recruitment.
133 Randomized Double Masked Trial of Zhi Byed 11, a Tibetan Traditional Medicine, Versus Misoprostol to Prevent Postpartum Hemorrhage in Lhasa, Tibet
In a randomized clinical trial of a traditional Tibetan medicine versus misoprostol, the frequency of postpartum hemorrhage was lower with misoprostol.
Suellen Miller, Carrie Tudor, Vanessa Thorsten, Nyima, Kalyang, Sonam, Lhakpen, Droyoung, Karma Quzong, Tsering Dekyi, Ty Hartwell, Linda L. Wright, Michael W. Varner
142 Implanon: A Review of the Literature With Recommendations for Clinical Management
An overview of the implantable, progestin-only contraceptive Implanon.
Kate Adams, Margaret W. Beal
150 Breast Abscess in Lactation
Jennifer G. Martin
152 The Honoring of the Hands
Eunice K. M. Ernst
Share With Women
153 Women of Size and Pregnancy
155 Current Resources for Evidence-Based Practice, March/April 2009
R. Rima Jolivet
158 Women With Symptoms of Depression Have an Increased Risk of Preterm Birth
159 Identifying Babies in Trouble Based on Fetal Heart Rate Tracings Still a Conundrum
160 Other Studies of Interest to Midwives Sharon Bond
162 Letters to the Editor
165 JMWH Peer Reviewers 2008
JMWH ELECTRONIC PAGES
(Available online at www.jmwh.org)
e21 Social Implications of Obstetric Fistula: An Integrative Review
This integrative review of obstetric fistula, a devastating complication of obstructed labor that affects more than two million women in developing countries, analyzes the current state of the science on social implications of obstetric fistula in sub-Saharan Africa.
Karen M. Roush
e35 It's My Body, My Baby, My Birth
Patricia Jean Harman
e37 Clinics in Human Lactation: Non-Pharmacologic Treatments for Depression in New Mothers
Deborah Brandt Karsnitz
e39 The Stages of Labor 2nd Edition
Donna Harvel Balo
Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health (ISSN 1526-9523) is published bimonthly (for Post Office use only: Volume 54 issue 2 of 6) by Elsevier, 360 Park Avenue South, New York, NY 10010. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health, Elsevier Periodicals Customer Service, 11830 Westline Drive, St. Louis, MO 63146. Periodicals postage paid at New York, NY, and additional mailing offices.