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Collaborative Improvement: Conversations Across the Miles

By Ginger Breedlove, CNM, PhD, FACNM, ACNM President In the last 7 days I have attended 2 meetings over 1000 miles apart, and I’m feeling more energized than ever about the opportunity to tap into shared passions to improve women’s health. I attended the most recent American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Board of Directors meeting – my first since taking office in June. My initial anxiety was quickly lifted: I was greeted by a welcoming room of caring physicians who were ...

Posted By Barbra Elenbaas | 7/26/2013 4:58:11 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
 

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
 
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