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A shorter version of this piece can be found in the Diversification and Inclusion (D/I) column in the Fall issue of Quickening. If you are interested in reading future pieces related to diversification and inclusion, please look for the D/I column in Quickening. Catchers in Training: Lions and Tigers and Diversity What went wrong, and right, with the 59th Annual Meeting’s Opening General Session By Liz Donnelly, Anna Tran, and Jyesha Wren Student Nurse Midwives at the University of Ca...

Posted By Barbra Elenbaas | 10/21/2014 11:56:49 AM
 

Announcing the ACNM Healthy Birth Initiative (TM): Resources for Promoting Physiologic Birth

By Ginger Breedlove, CNM, PhD, FACNM, ACNM President and Tanya Tanner, CNM, PhD, MBA, RN, Healthy Birth Initiative Task Force Chair As midwives, we’ve known forever that birth is a natural process and not a medical emergency, that women’s bodies are best left to do what they were built to do, and that physiologic birth gives the best start to moms and babies. Warnings about unnecessary intervention in childbirth date back nearly 20 years, to 1996, when the World Health Organization first call...

Posted By Barbra Elenbaas | 10/8/2014 1:26:16 PM
 

Communicating the “Why” of Midwifery

By Ginger Breedlove, CNM, PhD, APRN, FACNM, ACNM President It’s the first week of October, a special time each year when we celebrate midwifery! National Midwifery Week provides an opportunity for each of us to reach out to someone uncertain or confused about our scope of practice, the types of midwives, or the safety of midwifery care in a variety of settings. I challenge everyone to engage in at least one conversation this week about the emerging role of midwifery in the United States –...

Posted By Barbra Elenbaas | 10/6/2014 10:58:31 AM
 

The Quest to “Healthify” the Nation

By Debra K., The Journey into Wellbeing Hello, I’m Debra K. the Natural Health Explorer. I’m on a quest to “healthify” our nation. I hope you enjoyed last month’s video with Chris Hilderbrandt, CNM, ARNP, of Breath of Life in Florida. This month, we go back to Breath of Life and chat with Vikki Bennett, CNM, ARNP. We discuss the professionalism offered by midwives as a great birthing option for families. With accessibility in all 50 states and around the globe, the demand for midwifery...

Posted By Barbra Elenbaas | 9/9/2014 11:09:17 AM
 

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 By Barbra Elenbaas | 9/2/2014 3:24:11 PM
 
 

 

 



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