by Cassie Moore, ACNM Writer and Editor
In a recent post on Science &
Boucher and Jeanette McCulloch discussed why birth professionals like midwives
should be involved with social media. Social media such as blogs, Facebook, and
Twitter can grow your business, influence birth policy, and reach and educate
mothers and mothers-to-be out there who may not know about the facts and
benefits of midwifery. Social media also offers midwives an arena in which they
can debate hot topics, or offer each other support and friendship. And support is key in avoiding the dreaded burnout some midwives face.
Here is a group of
blogs that I’ve been checking out, thanks to suggestions from ACNM members and Facebook
fans. It is by no means an exhaustive list, so feel free to add your own blog
or make suggestions in the comments!
& Sensibility A research blog about healthy pregnancy,
birth, and more. Great evidence-based information and interviews here!
Year One: With Woman, The First Year…And Beyond A
nurse-midwife’s chronicle of her first year working as a CNM.
re: Cycling The Society
for Menstrual Cycle Research’s blog. A collection of tidbits and criticisms of
our culture’s views on menstruation—funny and informative.
Breeder A rock and roll mom who’s an advocate of midwifery,
breastfeeding, and other good stuff.
On Birth and Life in India A doula and an
aspiring midwife who recently completed a midwifery internship in India. She
also blogs about reproductive health issues.
Cervix An RN who is attending Frontier Nursing University with the goal
of becoming a CNM.
Sensible Midwife A CNM at Carrboro
Midwifery in North Carolina.
Nursing License Map A resource for those who are interested in pursuing a career
in midwifery or other advanced practice nursing fields.
Midwife A doula, monitrice, and CPM who takes on controversial issues and
writes openly about her own life experiences, both professional and personal.
She also often posts feedback on discussions she’s initiated on
Note: The opinions represented on these
individual blogs are those of the blog author and do not necessarily represent
the views of ACNM.
A student midwife at Philadelphia University who advocates for
empowering women by educating them about their full range of birth options.
Midwife Thinking An Australian
midwife who has recently written about home birth, birth trauma, VBAC, and
cord blood collection.