ACNM Members Celebrate National Midwifery Week
October 1-7, 2017, ACNM took the opportunity to spread the
word about midwifery to the world. Thanks to all who participated on social
media and Thunderclap,
our messages reached an audience of 624,798! ACNM members across the country
also pitched in with special events and marketing initiatives. Here’s a
sampling of what took place throughout the week:
- Lima, OH - Debra D. Newton, CNM at Lima Memorial Health Systems published a local
news column about the history, current role, and importance of midwifery.
- Hyden, KY - Frontier
University hosted a digital summit
of free sessions, all week long.
- Arnold, MD - Special
Beginnings Birth and Women’s Center hosted a movie night discussion
featuring “The Business of Being Born”
- Bronx, NY - North
Central Bronx Hospital celebrated 40 years as one the oldest, large
midwifery practices in the U.S. with over 93,000 babies brought into the world,
assisted by over 180 midwives throughout the years.
- Plymouth, MA - The Birth
Place at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Plymouth showed their self-produced
video about midwives and
the care they provide.
- Pittsburgh, PA - The
Midwife Center celebrated 35 years of safe, personalized care.
- Indianapolis, IN - Scared
Roots Midwifery promoted free orientation sessions to learn more about high
quality midwifery care.
- Oak Park, IL - West
Suburban Midwife Associates featured a “midwife a day” profiles on their
social media outlets.
- Burlington, VT - Sandy Wood, APRN, CNM at University of Vermont Medical Center shared tips for new dads in a
recent blog post.
- Knoxville, TN - Roots
& Wings Midwifery wrote a guest
blog on East Tennessee Doulas about homebirth.
- Buffalo, NY - Health
Foundation for Western & Central New York shared a resource
on how midwives deliver positive birth outcomes.
- New Haven, CT - Lucy O'Connell CNM at County OB/Gyn posted a video
on when to call midwives while laboring at home.
- Cleveland, OH - Frances
Payne Bolton School of Nursing at Case Western Reserve University gave out
cupcakes to celebrate 10,000 births.
- Fort Belvoir, VA - Belvoir
Hospital celebrated and congratulated their dynamic team of professionals with the beautiful photoshoot below.
Thanks to all who participated! We value YOU and all that
you do to serve women and infants. For more #MidwivesMakingStrides, click here to view the
hashtag on Instagram.