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Originally published on the Frontline Health Workers Coalition blog.
Imagine being a novice midwife in rural Zambia. You’re working in a peripheral health center in a remote area where you are the only health worker. You are totally alone except for a cleaner and a guard. You regularly confront emergency obstetric and newborn care cases where there is no time for referral. You must act in the moment alone and do the best you can under sometimes dire circumstances.
“Some emergencies cannot b...
Posted By Maura Christopher | 11/8/2016 1:06:01 PM
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 4/11/2011 1:06:30 PM
In case you were wondering what it looks like when about 600 midwives storm the US Capitol, the answer is impressive. I’ve been excited about Lobby Day for most of the Annual Meeting, since it isn’t always held in DC. But as a student who has met with exactly zero politicians ever I wasn’t sure what to expect—who does the talking? What do we say? To whom do we say it?
I met with my fellow Georgia midwives and midwifery students, and we boarded the bus. We had a 3-part plan at the Capitol: Mee...
Posted 7/1/2015 12:16:52 PM
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 9/26/2012 3:57:54 PM
By Stephanie Tillman, CNM, MSN
Meeting students and new graduates at last week’s Annual Meeting was absolutely inspiring, and I was so proud of my profession as I listened to the paths new midwives have chosen within midwifery and beyond. The eloquent individuals who presented the Student Report (which will be available in the upcoming Summer issue of Quickening) to the Board and members of ACNM at the Business Meeting discussed their desire to have more support from the College in transition...
Posted 6/6/2013 3:19:44 PM