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ACOG Committee Opinion on Planned Home Birth: Opening the Door to Collaborative Care

Just this morning, ACNM released an Issue Brief in response to the ACOG Committee Opinion on Planned Home Birth published in the February 2011 issue of Obstetrics & Gynecology. At just over two pages, the Issue Brief is worth the read. While acknowledging that much of the ACOG Committee Opinion relies on a widely-criticized, flawed 2010 meta-analysis, the Issue Brief goes on to highlight parts of the opinion that open the door to supporting childbirth choices through collaborative care for wo...

Posted 2/17/2011 12:00:17 AM
 

Significant Increase in Pregnant Women Receiving Care from Midwives, Nurse Practitioners, and Physician Assistants

By Melissa Garvey, ACNM Communications Manager A study published in the September 2012 issue of ACNM’s peer-reviewed journal, the Journal of Midwifery & Women’s Health (JMWH), shows that more US women are seeing midwives, nurse practitioners (NPs), and physician assistants (PAs) for maternity care. Analyzing data from the National Health Interview Surveys (NHIS), lead study author Katy Bates Kozhimannil, PhD, MPA, along with coauthors Melissa Avery, CNM, PhD, and Carrie Ann Terrell, MD, found...

Posted By Melissa Garvey | 9/26/2012 3:57:54 PM
 
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