Co-editor and section author, Our Bodies, Ourselves, 9th edition (2011)

Selected Articles for Peer-Reviewed Journals and Medical or Midwifery Publications

Romano, A. (2013). New Opportunities for Birth Centers in a Transforming Health Care System. Journal of Midwifery and Women’s Health, 58(5). [ abstract ]

Calvin, S. & Romano, A. (2013). Paying for and delivering pregnancy care. Minnesota Medicine, 96(4). [ full-text ]

Romano, A. (2012). Transforming Maternity Care: Implementing the Blueprint for Action. The Journal of Perinatal Education, 21(3). [ full-text ]

Romano, A., Gerber, H., & Andrews, D. (2010). Social media, power, and the future of VBAC. The Journal of Perinatal Education, 19(3). [ full text ]

Romano, A. & Lothian, J. (2008). Promoting, supporting and protecting normal birth: a look at the evidence. Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing, 37(1). [ full text ]

Romano, A. (2007). A changing landscape: implications of pregnant women’s internet use for childbirth educators. The Journal of Perinatal Education, 16(4). [ full text ]

Goer, H., Lothian, J.A., Sagady-Leslie, M., Romano, A., Salt, K., Shealy, K., et al. (2007) Evidence basis for the ten steps of mother-friendly care. The Journal of Perinatal Education, Supplement; 16(1). [ full text ]


Talks on Prezi
The Role of Midwives in a Transforming Maternity Care System
Being a Midwife in a Medical-Model System
Transforming Birth in the Web 2.0 Era

Selected articles for the Transforming Maternity Care Blog
5 reasons birth centers have met their moment
Late preterm birth: a maternal health problem, too
Making women and families our maternity care system’s “unwavering focus and fully engaged agents of change”
Reasonable choices for bringing back VBAC

Selected articles for Science & Sensibility
How to get good maternity care
Do cesareans cause endometriosis (redux)? What could patient-driven research look like?
Rigging the election: when it comes to elective induction, are women asking for it?
Planned home birth and neonatal death: who do we believe?
Meta-analysis: the wrong tool (wielded improperly)
Six reasons I *heart* qualitative research
What SUVs can teach us about maternity care
Do we need a Cochrane review to tell us that women should move in labor?
No difference? The case of cesarean surgery and postpartum infection
The new GBS Cochrane review: A hot mess!
Active management of newborn transition: an invisible and untested package of care
The maternity conundrum: one thing Atul Gawande doesn’t get about health care reform

Selected articles for The Official Blog of the Society for Participatory Medicine
Are consumers at the bottom of the evidence pyramid?
Low-Tech Models of Participatory Medicine: The Astounding Results of Group Prenatal Care
A Lifetime of Participatory Medicine Can Start with Maternity Care

Articles for The Health Care Blog
Delivering Progress, Choosing Wisely
A Mother’s Day Manifesto: Blood, Toil, Tears, & Sweat
Bending the Curve, Beginning with Birth

Articles for
Could YouTube Change Our Birth Culture?
Preventing a Preventable C-Section
Birth Plans as Exit Signs
Why Are Women Giving Birth in the Dark?
Expecting More

Article for The Giving Birth with Confidence Blog
A Tale of Two Home Births 

Article for RH Reality Check
Improving Maternity Care: A Mother and Child Reunion

Consumer Education Materials

A Woman’s Guide to VBAC: Navigating the NIH Consensus Recommendations
Mother’s Advocate Videos – Healthy Birth Your Way: Six Steps to a Safer Birth


Fireside chat with Indu Subaiya of Health 2.0
Interview at Turning the Tide: Balancing Birth Experience and Interventions for Best Outcomes