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Catchers in Training: Day One

By Shannon Keller, SNM, ACNM Student Representative to the Board of Directors Your first day of clinical. The moment you have long waited for. The moment you have dreamed about since you signed up for the GRE and received your acceptance letter to midwifery school. For days like this, with so much anticipation, it’s helpful to have some tips as you prepare. Here are a few tidbits to help you get ready to be a student midwife in the clinical setting. Know that you are there to give qual...

Posted 9/2/2014 3:24:11 PM
 

Selfies for Breastfeeding Moms and Babies

By Barbra Elenbaas, ACNM Writer & Editor August is National Breastfeeding Month in the United States, and this week is World Breastfeeding Week around the globe. Midwives have known that “breast is best” forever – and in many ways it seems like public opinion has finally caught up with our evidence. La Leche League groups are cropping up everywhere, almost 200 hospitals have shaped up to qualify for the Baby Friendly designation, and stories like the one about a barista supporting mamas wh...

Posted By Barbra Elenbaas | 8/5/2014 2:37:58 PM
 

A Calling Toward Educating on Midwifery

By Debra K., The Journey into Wellbeing Educating the world on natural health and wellness is my life’s calling. I embarked upon this mission in my mid-40s, and never thought, at my age, I would become an advocate for natural birth. It was during the filming of the pilot for my show, “The Journey into Wellbeing”, that I learned the story of Mary Breckinridge who founded Frontier Nursing University 75 years ago in Eastern Kentucky. We profiled this American hero and the significant differe...

Posted By Barbra Elenbaas | 7/24/2014 3:41:24 PM
 

Immunizations: Encouraging Supermoms with Evidence-based Conversations

By Carol Hayes, CNM, MN, MPH Immunizations are a hot topic, right? There, I have opened Pandora’s box! ACNM has been working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to improve vaccination rates among women, especially ethnic minorities and pregnant women. At this year’s ACNM Annual Meeting & Exhibition, there were exhibitors promoting vaccines and some opposing them. Comments swirled about why ACNM would let an anti-vaccine group exhibit, while some complaints protested ...

Posted By Barbra Elenbaas | 6/9/2014 10:23:40 AM
 

The Latent Phase: Making the Most of the Annual Meeting

By Stephanie Tillman, CNM, MSN This year marks my third in a row attending the ACNM Annual Meeting & Exhibition, and I could not be more thrilled! It is a powerful gathering of reproductive health care providers, with time dedicated to celebrating our profession and ourselves. I am excited to see the many midwives I’ve met in the past year, I look forward to the smiling faces of my former classmates, and am thankful for the dedicated time to sit down and reconfirm my intentions within midwif...

Posted By Barbra Elenbaas | 5/8/2014 2:02:36 PM
 
 

 

 



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