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Midwife Wisdom Goes Digital, Holds Potential to Change Hospital Birth Practices

by Cassie Moore, Writer and Editor, American College of Nurse-Midwives With a 32.9% cesarean rate, an increasing maternal mortality rate, and skyrocketing health care costs, the United States needs midwives now more than ever—but do most people know the benefits that midwives bring to health care? As we gear up for the May 5 Global March for Midwives, we’ll be featuring several posts about individual midwives who are making a big difference in our field. Let’s start the celebration with Whitne...

Posted By Melissa Garvey | 4/11/2011 1:06:30 PM

Building Relationships: My First ACNM Lobby Day

by Jenifer Poell, CNM, WHNP-BC Remember walking into your first job as a new midwife? If you’re anything like me, you felt very excited but intimidated. And then, day by day, you gained confidence and started to enjoy yourself and settle into your role. This parallels my experience at my first ACNM Lobby Day in Washington, DC, last year. I was a little uneasy and didn’t know what to expect. But it was so empowering to walk the halls of Congress with hundreds of other midwives to promote our imp...

Posted 4/6/2011 1:08:52 PM



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