Welcome to the NMI Media Library. Here you can find a current list of DVDs available to borrow from the NMI Office (through postal mail), PDFs of NMI's digital subscription to Midwifery Matters magazine, and NMI's streamable MP3 library available exclusively for NMI students through Soundcloud.
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Midwifery Matters Magazine - Digital Edition
NMI Students have access to NMI's digital subscription to Midwifery Matters magazine. Midwifery Matters is a biannual journal published in January and July committed to publishing student and midwife-led research and writing, providing resources to practicing midwives, and fostering a space for dialogue within the midwifery community. Available editions: Summer 2014, Winter 2015, Summer 2015, Winter 2016, Summer 2016, Winter 2017.
NMI DVD Library
NMI maintains a DVD library for loan to enrolled students. Click here to view our list of available DVDs. To request a title, complete and submit the NMI Media Loan Agreement and then contact the NMI office with your request. The DVD will be mailed to you. At this time, NMI is not offering video streaming of titles in our DVD library.
NMI MP3 Library
NMI's MP3 Library includes conference session recordings from annual Midwives Alliance of North America (MANA) Conferences, California Association of Midwives conferences, and other midwifery conferences. Available conference sessions come from MANA Conferences 2008-2016, CAM conferences, and other midwifery conferences.
MA1506: Beyond White Bellies: Reflecting Families of Color in Birth Imagery - Carrie Murphy; Esperanza Dodge
This session will present an analysis of the imagery of pregnancy and birth as seen in pregnancy manuals (books, pamphlets, etc) as well as birthing websites, both mainstream and those geared towards unmedicated birth. Participants will be able to identify why and how the majority depiction of white women is dangerous and problematic for pregnant people both emotionally and mentally, and come away with a greater awareness of systemic racial and socioeconomic inequities in maternity care today.