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The Latent Phase: Show me the money!

By Stephanie Tillman, CNM, MSN Outside of fast food and retail, I had only ever worked in small non-profit groups before becoming a midwife. Understanding health care salaries was beyond my reach. Thus, my earning expectations were minimally grandiose: get paid enough to 1. live, 2. pay off student loans, and, ideally, 3. make more than I did with my jobs straight out of undergrad, given all the extra education and borrowed loans. But what should I, and other full-time entry level midwives...

Posted By Barbra Elenbaas | 6/26/2013 12:41:27 PM

Dear Congress: Help Midwives Help Moms and Babies Survive Globally and at Home

On Monday, June 17, ACNM Vice President for Global Outreach Suzanne Stalls, CNM, spoke at a congressional briefing sponsored by ACNM, AMREF USAI, AWHONN, Frontline Health Workers Coalition, IntraHealth International, Jhpiego, and White Ribbon Alliance for Safe Motherhood. Below is an excerpt of her comments. Her full text comments are available here. I am pleased that we are here today to discuss the challenges that face women’s health access around the world and here in the United States. T...

Posted By Barbra Elenbaas | 6/20/2013 1:18:30 PM

The Latent Phase: Recapping the Series

By Stephanie Tillman, CNM, MSN Meeting students and new graduates at last week’s Annual Meeting was absolutely inspiring, and I was so proud of my profession as I listened to the paths new midwives have chosen within midwifery and beyond. The eloquent individuals who presented the Student Report (which will be available in the upcoming Summer issue of Quickening) to the Board and members of ACNM at the Business Meeting discussed their desire to have more support from the College in transition...

Posted By Barbra Elenbaas | 6/6/2013 3:19:44 PM

The World Needs Midwives

By the ACNM Department of Global Outreach The ACNM Department of Global Outreach will blog once a month about their projects in Ghana, Zambia, Burma, Namibia, and elsewhere, as well as keeping it all together back at home in the national office. Last month’s International Day of the Midwife was an occasion for every midwife to think about the many others in the profession, to make new contacts within and outside midwifery, and to widen the knowledge of what midwives do for the world. T...

Posted By Barbra Elenbaas | 6/5/2013 12:29:54 PM



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