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Is Your Practice Ready to Jump Aboard the Health Information Technology (HIT) Train? Join CNM Karen King, ACNM HIT Task Force chair, and ACNM staff for a FREE webinar “Converting to Electronic Health Records: Federal Funding Resources for Midwives,” Monday, Dec. 13, 2 – 3:30 pm EST. We hope you’ll join us!

Join the New Electronic Health Records (EHR) Listserv

ACNM Introduces Induction of Labor Position StatementACNM asserts that induction should be offered only for medical indications supported by scientific evidence after a thorough discussion of the risks and benefits.

ACNM, Other Groups Assist CDC in Revising New Guidelines for the Prevention of Perinatal Group B Streptococcal (GBS) Disease. The guidelines were officially posted in late November.

ShopACNM Holiday Sale: Dec. 1 – 15 Look no further than for holiday gifts! All ACNM logo wear and products are marked down 15% for members through Dec. 15. Be sure to enter the Promotion Code HOL1 at checkout.

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Updated and redesigned with a modern look, the brochure answers many common questions about midwifery. It’s still priced at $35 for a bundle of 250. The older, Spanish version of Today’s Midwife price has been reduced to $20 per bundle for immediate sale.

ACNM and AABC Collaboration Helps Lead to Landmark DC Ruling ACNM is pleased to announce a compelling judicial victory for autonomous midwifery practice at the state level. A decision rendered by the highest court of the District of Columbia, Gilbert v. Miodovnik, affords clear acknowledgment of independent accountability among maternity care clinicians. ACNM and AABC collaborated on an amicus brief for this case. An attempt to seek a rehearing of the decision was recently denied.

Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health Soliciting Manuscripts for CEU Theme Issue on Gynecology Send your proposed topic, type of article, and contact information to [email protected].

Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health Nutrition Issue Now Available Essentials of healthy eating, gestational weight gain, and bariatric surgery are just a few of the topics in the new issue, which also includes four Share with Women patient education handouts and the option to obtain 20 contact hours.

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This new, FREE member benefit has been getting rave reviews. Pearls of Midwifery emphasizes the proven benefits of physiologic labor and childbirth for mothers and babies. Please remember to fill out the evaluation form, which can be found at the bottom of the page entitled Session Information.

There’s Money to Be Made at Your Practice; Learn How via ACNM online learning center Dec 7 and 14 ACNM’s popular billing and coding programs, taught by Joan Slager, CNM, are available via the online learning center. Joan will teach modules 3 and 4 in real time on Dec. 7 and Dec. 14, respectively. (Modules 1 and 2 are basic and can be accessed on demand.)

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The Journal of Clinical Oncology: M.R.I.'s Help Fight High Risk of Cancer

Pediatrics: Breastfeeding Won't Rob Mom of Sleep

Human Reproduction: Miscarriages May Not Be Directly Linked to Thrombophilia, Research Shows Pregnant women with thrombophilia, a hereditary blood condition, may be at a greater risk of heavy bleeding during delivery because of blood thinning treatments given during pregnancy.

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