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Journal of Midwifery & Women’s Health Best Article of the Year Awards

The Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health (JMWH) Best Original Research Article Award and Best Review Article Award are given annually to honor authors for contributions to the Journal that enhance midwifery and women's health through publication. Prior to 2012, a single Best Article of the Year Award was given.


Best Research Article

Nicole S. Carlson, CNM, PhD, Elizabeth J. Corwin, PhD, Nancy K. Lowe, CNM, PhD
Labor Intervention and Outcomes in Women Who Are Nulliparous and Obese: Comparison of Nurse-Midwife to Obstetrician Care
Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health 2017; 62(1):29-39

Best Review Article

Loren Fields, WHNP-BC, MSN, Alison Hathaway, WHNP-BC, MSN
Key Concepts in Pregnancy of Unknown Location: Identifying Ectopic Pregnancy and Providing Patient-Centered Care
Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health 2017; 62(2):172-179


Best Research Article

Marit L. Bovbjerg, PhD, MS, Melissa Cheyney, PhD, CPM, LDM, and Courtney Everson, MA, PhD
Maternal and Newborn Outcomes Following Waterbirth: The Midwives Alliance of North America Statistics Project, 2004 to 2009 Cohort
Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health 2016; 61(1):11'20

Best Review Article

Cheri Van Hoover, CNM, MS and Lisa Holt, RN, MSN, MS

Midwifing the End of Life: Expanding the Scope of Modern Midwifery Practice to Reclaim Palliative Care

Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health 2016; 61(3):306?314


Best Research Article

Carmen Giurgescu, PhD, RN, WHNP, Christopher G. Engeland, PhD, Thomas N. Templin, PhD
Symptoms of Depression Predict Negative Birth Outcomes in African American Women: A Pilot Study
Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health. 2015;60(5) (September/October 2015)

Best Review Article

Robyn Schafer, CNM, MSN, RN, EdM, IBCLC, Catherine Watson Genna, BS, IBCLC
Physiologic Breastfeeding: A Contemporary Approach to Breastfeeding Initiation
Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health. 2015;60(5) (September/October 2015)


Best Research Article

Jeremy L. Neal, CNM, PhD, Jane M. Lamp, MS, RN-BC, CNS, Jacalyn S. Buck, RN, PhD, Nancy K. Lowe, CNM, PhD, FACNM, FAAN, Shannon Gillespie, MS, RN, Sharon L. Ryan, CNM, DNP
Outcomes of Nulliparous Women with Spontaneous Labor Onset Admitted to Hospitals in Preactive Versus Active Labor
Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health. 2014;59(1) (January/February 2014)

Best Review Article

Whitney Pinger, CNM, MSN, FACNM, Tekoa L. King, CNM, MPH, FACNM
Evidence-based Practice for Intrapartum Care: The Pearls of Midwifery
Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health. 2014;59(6) (November/December 2014)


Best Research Article

Susan Rutledge Stapleton, CNM, DNP, FACNM, Cara Osborne, CNM, SD, Jessica Illuzzi, MD,MS, FACOG
Outcomes of Care in Birth Centers: Demonstration of a Durable Model
Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health. 2013;58(1) (January/February 2013)

Best Review Article

Joanna Bloomfield, MPH, Sharon Schindler Rising, CNM, MSN, FACNM
CenteringParenting: An Innovative Dyad Model for Group Mother-infant Care
Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health. 2013;58(6) (November/December 2013)


Best Research Article

Cara Osborne, CNM, MSN, SD; Jeffrey L. Ecker, MD; Kimberlee Gauvreau, ScD; and Ellice Lieberman, MD, DrPH
First Birth Cesarean and Risk of Antepartum Fetal Death in a Subsequent Pregnancy
Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health 2012;57(1) (January/February 2012)

Best Review Article

Katrina Alef Thorstensen, CNM, MSN, and Debra L. Birenbaum, MD
Recognition and Management of Vulvar Dermatologic Conditions: Lichen Sclerosus, Lichen Planus, and Lichen Simplex Chronicus
Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health 2012;57(3) (May/June 2012)


Best Research Article

Cheryl Tatano Beck, CNM, DNSc, Robert K. Gable, EdD, Carol Sakala, PhD, MSPH,
Eugene R. Declercq, PhD, MBA
Postpartum Depressive Symptomatology: Results from a Two-Stage US National Survey
Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health 2011; 56(5):427-435.

Best Review Article

Megan K. Kloetzel, MD, MPH, Colleen E. Huebner, PhD, MPH, Peter Milgrom, DDS
Referrals for Dental Care During Pregnancy
Journal of Midwifery & Women?s Health 2011; 56(2): 110?117.


Leissa Roberts, CNM, DNP, Brenda Gulliver, RN, MS, Janet Fisher, RNC, BSN, and Kristin G. Cloyes, RN, PhD
The Coping with Labor Algorithm: An Alternate Pain Assessment Tool for the Laboring Woman
Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health 2010; 55(3):107-116


Gwen Latendresse, CNM, PhD
The Interaction Between Chronic Stress and Pregnancy: Preterm Birth from A Biobehavioral Perspective
Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health 2009;54(1):8-17


Patricia Aikins Murphy, CNM, DrPH, FACNM, Eleanor Bimla Schwarz, MD, MS, Jane M. Dyer, CNM, MS
Cervical Cancer Screening Practices of Certified Nurse-Midwives in the United States
Journal of Midwifery &Women's Health 2008;53(1):11-18



Barbara Hackley CNM, MSN, Abigail Feinstein CNM, MSN and Jane Dixon, PhD
Air Pollution: Impact on Maternal and Perinatal Health
Journal of Midwifery &Women's Health 2007;52(5):435-443


Katharine K. O'Dell, CNM, PhD
Common Problems of Urination in Nonpregnant Women: Causes, Current Management, and Prevention


Leah Albers, CNM, DrPH, FACNM, FAAN
Midwifery Care Measures in the Second Stage of Labor and Reduction of Genital Tract Trauma at Birth: a Randomized Trial


Barbara L. McFarlin, CNM, MS, RDMS
Elective cesarean birth: Issues and ethics of an informed decision.


Lisa Kane Low, CNM, PhD, FACNM; Karin Martin, PhD; Carolyn Sampselle, RNC, PhD, FAAN; Barbara Guthrie, RN, PhD; and Deborah Oakley, PhD
Adolescents? Experiences of Childbirth: Contrasts with Adults

2003 (2-way tie)

Julie Mottl-Santiago, CNM, MPH
Women?s Public Health Policy in the 21st Century
JMWH 2002;47:228'38

Catherine Carr, CNM, DrPH; Pat Burkhardt, CNM, DrPH; and Melissa Avery, CNM, PhD
Vaginal Birth after Cesarean Birth: A National Survey of US Midwifery Practice.
JMWH 2002;47:347'53


Cara J. Krulewitch,CNM, PhD; Marie Lydie Pierre-Louis, MD; Regina de Leon-Gomez, MD;
Richard Guy, MD; and Richard Green, MD
Hidden from View: Violent Deaths among Pregnant Women in the District of Columbia 1988?1996.
JMWH 2001;46:4'10


Holly Powell Kennedy, CNM, PhD, FACNM
A Model of Exemplary Midwifery Practice Results of a Delphi Study.
JMWH 2000;45:4'19


Cindy Belew, CNM
Herbs and the Childbearing Woman: Guidelines for Midwives
JNM 1999; 44:231'52

1999 (a 2-way tie)

Leah Albers, CNM, DrPH, FACNM on behalf of The CNM Data Group
Midwifery Management of Pain in Labor
JNM 1998;43:77'82

Current Issues in the Midwifery Management of Women Living with HIV/AIDS.
Aileen MacLaren, CNM, PhD and Wendy Imberg, MN, ARNP
JNM 1999;43:502'25


Deborah S. Walker, CNM, DNSc and Deborah Koniak-Griffin, RN, EdD, FAAN
Evaluation of a Reduced-Frequency Prenatal Visit Schedule for Low-Risk Women at a Free-Standing Birthing Center.
JNM 1997;42:295'303

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