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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 4/11/2011 1:06:30 PM
 

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
 

The Latent Phase: Recapping the Series

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 By Barbra Elenbaas | 6/6/2013 3:19:44 PM
 
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