Skip to Main Content

Midwifery Programme: Home

Course guides for the Midwifery Programme at University of The Bahamas

Midwifery Organizations and Associations

The International Confederation of Midwives (ICM) supports, represents and works to strengthen professional associations of midwives throughout the world. There are currently 143 Midwives' Associations, representing 124 countries across every continent.

The Royal College of Midwives is a UK-based professional organisation and trade union dedicated to serving midwifery and the whole midwifery team. 

The American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM) is the professional association that represents certified nurse-midwives (CNMs) and certified midwives (CMs) in the United States

The Midwives Alliance of North America (MANA), established in 1982, is a professional membership organization that promotes excellence in midwifery practice, endorses diversity in educational backgrounds and practice styles, and is dedicated to unifying and strengthening the profession, thereby increasing access to quality health care and improving outcomes for women, babies, families, and communities.

Midwives Association of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas was established in 2005.  A brief history of its inception is included in this booklet published in 2019: The 1st Midwifery Living Legends Honorary Awards Presentation. and in this newspaper article from 2018. Anderson, E. (2018, May 1). Celebrating midwives.  The Tribune.

Ebooks for Midwifery and Material and Newborn Health Nursing

Ebooks on EBSCOhost

Rawlins, J. M. (2006). Midlife and older women: Family life, work and health in Jamaica. University of the West Indies Press.

Databases and Journals


JOGNN: Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic and Neonatal Nursing. Print holdings plus full text

Journal of Perinatal and Neonatal Nursing. Full text to 2005

MCN: The American Journal of Maternal / Child Nursing. Print

British Journal of Midwifery. Full text 2002-present

*The following are among the most highly cited journals in the maternal-child nursing literature.

American Journal of Public Health. Full text. 1975-present

Birth: Issues in Perinatal Care. Full text 1998-present

Journal of Midwifery and Women’s Health. Print holdings, Full text 2011-present

Maternal & Child Health Journal. Full text 1997-

Nursing Research. Print current subscription

Pediatrics. Full text 2011-present

Nursing & Allied Health Sciences Librarian / Graduate Studies and Research Liaison Librarian

Profile Photo
Virginia Ballance
Room 204
Harry C. Moore Library
Oakes Field Campus,
University of The Bahamas,
Nassau, Bahamas