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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 2/8/2013 1:29:48 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 Birth of a Mother: An Innovative Model for Providing Midwifery Care to Women in the Postpartum Period

By Jenifer Fahey, CNM, MSN, MPH, Assistant Professor, University of Maryland School of Medicine As I reviewed the final draft of the article I had prepared for the upcoming postpartum special issue of the Journal of Midwifery & Women’s Health, it became clear that while I had briefly touched on the psychosocial needs of women following the birth of a child, I had focused almost exclusively on physical recovery. I sat at my computer, contemplating my final edits prior to submission, and rea...

Posted By Barbra Elenbaas | 12/11/2013 5:39:50 PM
 
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