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Combat Burnout and Negativity with SHIFT: A Midwifery Works! Workshop Preview

We hope you’re as excited as we are about Midwifery Works! 2013—a major midwifery business conference coming to Tampa, FL, October 3 – 6. As a special treat, here’s an interview with one of our workshop speakers Barbara Hughes, CNM, MS, MBA, FACNM, NE-BC, a professional with more than 28 years of experience as a certified nurse-midwife. Barbara has been active in numerous professional organizations, including ACNM, AWHONN, Lamaze International, the National Perinatal Association, and the ...

Posted By Barbra Elenbaas | 9/24/2013 1:17:54 PM

Leadership in Action: Considering the "Why"

By Ginger Breedlove, CNM, PhD, ARNP, FACNM, ACNM President The Board of Directors convened in Washington, DC this weekend for our fall quarterly meeting. What did we accomplish? Many of us charged the Hill and visited Congressional representatives to discuss a variety of topics: midwives as primary care providers in ACA implementation; establishment of a maternity care shortage designation placing midwives, through the National Health Service Corp, in under-served areas; full access and eq...

Posted By Barbra Elenbaas | 9/17/2013 2:36:02 PM

The Latent Phase: Check Yourself!

By Stephanie Tillman, CNM, MSN September marks the start of first midwife jobs for many new graduates. Do you find yourself stepping out of the exam room to check Up-to-Date, call a colleague, or email a classmate? You aren't the only one! Here are a few strategies to help you double-check your instincts smoothly. The first few days, weeks, and months at my job (now over one year ago!) were tough – and by tough, I mean mentally and emotionally exhausting. It was partly because I was ne...

Posted By Barbra Elenbaas | 9/12/2013 3:54:52 PM



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