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ACNM Brings the National Birth Center Study II to Capitol Hill

by Lorrie Kline Kaplan, ACNM Chief Executive Officer After several months of planning and much hard work, ACNM together with our friends at the American Association of Birth Centers (AABC) held a briefing yesterday on Capitol Hill –and it was nothing short of a success! It was our privilege to share the good news and policy implications of the landmark, large-scale study published last week in ACNM’s Journal of Midwifery & Women’s Health, titled “Outcomes of Care in Birth Centers: Demonstratio...

Posted By Melissa Garvey | 2/8/2013 1:29:48 PM
 

An Inside Look at the ACNM National Office

by Ginger Breedlove, CNM, PhD, FACNM, ACNM President I spent a few days last week in Silver Spring, MD, working at the ACNM national office. On my first day Jesse Bushman, ACNM director of advocacy and government affairs, led the monthly all-staff meeting. I was excited to observe the diversity and inclusivity within our staff; young association staffers comfortably engaged with more seasoned leaders in candid discussions that encompassed various viewpoints. The camaraderie, caring, an...

Posted By Barbra Elenbaas | 11/20/2013 2:46:57 PM
 

Announcing the ACNM Healthy Birth Initiative (TM): Resources for Promoting Physiologic Birth

By Ginger Breedlove, CNM, PhD, FACNM, ACNM President and Tanya Tanner, CNM, PhD, MBA, RN, Healthy Birth Initiative Task Force Chair As midwives, we’ve known forever that birth is a natural process and not a medical emergency, that women’s bodies are best left to do what they were built to do, and that physiologic birth gives the best start to moms and babies. Warnings about unnecessary intervention in childbirth date back nearly 20 years, to 1996, when the World Health Organization first call...

Posted By Barbra Elenbaas | 10/8/2014 1:26:16 PM
 

Communicating the “Why” of Midwifery

By Ginger Breedlove, CNM, PhD, APRN, FACNM, ACNM President It’s the first week of October, a special time each year when we celebrate midwifery! National Midwifery Week provides an opportunity for each of us to reach out to someone uncertain or confused about our scope of practice, the types of midwives, or the safety of midwifery care in a variety of settings. I challenge everyone to engage in at least one conversation this week about the emerging role of midwifery in the United States –...

Posted By Barbra Elenbaas | 10/6/2014 10:58:31 AM
 

DI in Denver

A shorter version of this piece can be found in the Diversification and Inclusion (D/I) column in the Fall issue of Quickening. If you are interested in reading future pieces related to diversification and inclusion, please look for the D/I column in Quickening. Catchers in Training: Lions and Tigers and Diversity What went wrong, and right, with the 59th Annual Meeting’s Opening General Session By Liz Donnelly, Anna Tran, and Jyesha Wren Student Nurse Midwives at the University of Ca...

Posted By Barbra Elenbaas | 10/21/2014 11:56:49 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
 

The Latent Phase: Making the Most of the Annual Meeting

By Stephanie Tillman, CNM, MSN This year marks my third in a row attending the ACNM Annual Meeting & Exhibition, and I could not be more thrilled! It is a powerful gathering of reproductive health care providers, with time dedicated to celebrating our profession and ourselves. I am excited to see the many midwives I’ve met in the past year, I look forward to the smiling faces of my former classmates, and am thankful for the dedicated time to sit down and reconfirm my intentions within midwif...

Posted By Barbra Elenbaas | 5/8/2014 2:02:36 PM
 
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