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Midwife or Status Symbol? A Look at the Real Trends

by Cassie Moore, ACNM Writer and Editor When we shared the recent New York Times article “The Midwife as Status Symbol” on our social media channels, many of you had mixed feelings. Many were delighted that the national newspaper of record was covering midwifery in a positive way and offering up some good information and quotes on why women might choose midwives as their care providers. Some very high-profile celebrity clients talked about the emotional support they’ve gained from midwives...

Posted 6/25/2012 4:06:40 PM
 

Pearls from the First Year: Cherish Your Family

by Guest Blogger Aubre Tompkins, CNM Aubre Tompkins, CNM, is in her second year as a midwife. She has been guest blogging about the lessons she’s learned during her first year in a series for ACNM. Check out her first six posts here: Pearls #1 and #2: Remember to Breathe, and Listen Pearl #3: Emotions are Healthy Pearl #4: Be Humble Pearl #5: Be Water Pearl #6: It Takes A Village Pearl #7: Nurture Yourself It is a well-known fact that this work can be hard on a midwife. The hours a...

Posted 6/19/2012 2:00:13 PM
 

The Birth Experience of a Lifetime

It's been a little quiet on the blog since we've been putting so much preparation into the ACNM 57th Annual Meeting, which ends this week. We hope all of you that attended had a wonderful experience. Today, we're pulling in a story from a midwifery client who wrote to us via Team Midwife. If you or someone you know would like to write about your midwifery experience, please head on over to Team Midwife to write your story and share photos! Or browse stories submitted by happy midwifery clients f...

Posted 6/7/2012 10:20:16 AM
 
 

 

 



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