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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.


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