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You Are What You Eat

by Kimla McDonald, CNM, Guest Blogger “Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.” -Michael Pollan, author of The Omnivore’s Dilemma, The Botany of Desire, Food Rules, and In Defense of Food “Let your food be your medicine, and your medicine be your food.” -Hippocrates, ancient Greek physician “Let’s Move!” -Michelle Obama… “and not eat crap.” -Mark Hyman, MD “Eat your fruits and vegetables.” -Your Mom As midwives, we pay attention to what our colleagues say about food because of its imp...

Posted 6/24/2011 1:16:27 PM

The Midwifery Profession Gets a Global Boost at ICM

This is a big week for midwives, women, and infants around the world. Once every three years, the International Confederation of Midwives (ICM) holds a Congress that attracts more than 3000 international midwives. ACNM is in on the action. If you’re one of our many members in attendance, be sure to stop by our booth—stand 23—and chat with members of the ACNM Division of Global Health. Why is the ICM Triennial Congress such a big deal? This is the first time ever that the Congress has been held ...

Posted 6/20/2011 5:01:48 PM

Midwifery History was Made Today with the Passage of Essential Documents by the International Confederation of Midwives

by Holly Powell Kennedy, ACNM President (pictured left), and Melissa Avery, ACNM Past President (pictured right) The International Confederation of Midwives (ICM) holds a Council meeting of member associations every triennium prior to the ICM Congress. This year ACNM is represented by President Holly Powell Kennedy and Past President Melissa Avery in Durban, South Africa. The ICM has provided visionary leadership to standardize the midwifery profession globally. Several ICM task forces have c...

Posted By Melissa Garvey | 6/16/2011 6:13:09 PM



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