Toolbox: Focus on Physiologic Birth

Resources and Tools

To show the list of resources and tools available within each category, click "Click to Expand" under the category subhead. Click on the icon to the left of the resource you wish to download or, in the case of a weblink, be taken to. You can also search our entire library of resources and tools by keyword, category or topic by going to our "Browse All' page

Improvement Stories

Audit Tools

Model Policies


Clinical Education/Staff Training Resources

Patient Education

LinkNormal Healthy Childbirth for Women & Families: What You Need to Know
Links to the web page featuring the consumer-oriented normal physiologic birth document developed by ACNM for Our Moment of Truth (OMOT). Copies of this document are available as a free PDF download from this site.

Position Statements/Related Guidelines/Toolkits

LinkObstetric Care Consensus Statement
This document is a joint statement by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) and the Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine (SMFM) addressing approaches to reduce the risk of cesarean births.

LinkSupporting Healthy and Normal Physiologic Childbirth Joint Statement
This document was developed by the national midwifery organizations (ACNM, MANA, NACPM) as a policy statement regarding opportunities to improve maternity care through the promotion of normal physiologic childbirth. This statement is the foundation for the information provided in the BirthTOOLS tool kit.



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