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Why Vaccines are a Natural Choice

My first son was born in a freestanding birth center. He was not circumcised. He wore cloth diapers. On his second visit to the pediatrician, he received his first vaccine. My motherís partner disapproved. Itís not good for him, she said. In the haze of those first few newborn days, I wondered if I was doing the right thing. I rolled with the standard vaccine schedule because I wanted to be able to put my son in childcare and eventually kindergarten. Fighting the system seemed to be too much ...

Posted By Melissa Garvey | 2/23/2015 9:44:05 AM
 

Catchers in Training: Day One

By Shannon Keller, SNM, ACNM Student Representative to the Board of Directors Your first day of clinical. The moment you have long waited for. The moment you have dreamed about since you signed up for the GRE and received your acceptance letter to midwifery school. For days like this, with so much anticipation, itís helpful to have some tips as you prepare. Here are a few tidbits to help you get ready to be a student midwife in the clinical setting. Know that you are there to give qual...

Posted By Barbra Elenbaas | 9/2/2014 3:24:11 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 Iíve 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
 

The Latent Phase: Building Collaborative Relationships

By Stephanie Tillman, CNM, MSN Perhaps one of the most tenuous aspects of working as a new graduate midwife is developing a collaborative relationship with physicians. In the physician-midwife, as well as physician-nurse practitioner or physician-physician assistant relationship, there are many factors at play: power differentials, scopes of practice, health and care provision belief systems, historical interactions of each provider with others in the same field, and experiences in prior c...

Posted By Barbra Elenbaas | 4/29/2014 5:11:58 PM
 

The Latent Phase: Maintaining your License, Crunching the Numbers

By Stephanie Tillman, CNM, MSN Understanding the specific requirements needed to maintain your midwifery license, including continuing education, is a numbers game. Here is how I have come to understand the system, and keep track of seemingly complex requirements in a clear fashion. Just when I thought I had all the numbers crunched in my list of certification, licensure, and maintenance requirements, I learned the true depths to which the numbers-game of maintenance goes: I encountered...

Posted By Barbra Elenbaas | 3/21/2014 4:41:14 PM
 
 

 

 



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