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Just this morning, ACNM released an Issue Brief in response to the ACOG Committee Opinion on Planned Home Birth published in the February 2011 issue of Obstetrics & Gynecology.
At just over two pages, the Issue Brief is worth the read. While acknowledging that much of the ACOG Committee Opinion relies on a widely-criticized, flawed 2010 meta-analysis, the Issue Brief goes on to highlight parts of the opinion that open the door to supporting childbirth choices through collaborative care for wo...
Posted By Fausto Miranda | 2/17/2011 12:00:17 AM
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 11/20/2013 2:46:57 PM
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 7/26/2013 4:58:11 PM
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 10/6/2014 10:58:31 AM
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 9/26/2012 3:57:54 PM