Monday, April 22, 2019
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Like peas in a pod, quality improvement comes hand in hand with risk management.

Quality Improvement and Risk Reduction: Two Peas in a Midwife’s Pod

Quality improvement and risk management are often treated as unrelated aspects of the health care system. They are housed in different departments and operate independently rather than in unison. It is unfortunate that the work...

Revisiting an Ugly Past

The ACNM 2018 Annual Meeting theme, Giving Voice to the Soul of Midwifery, celebrated and honored the Grand Midwives of the South. The Grand Midwives were descendants of enslaved older African women...
Advocating for Universal Health Care.

Midwives for Universal Health Care: Now Is the Time to Get Involved

New ACNM Connect group is advocating for health care reform and needs your help. For years, a solid base of activists comprised largely of physicians and nurses has championed...
Kitty Ernst at the A.C.N.M. Foundation, Inc. 2017 Founders Hall of Fame event in Chicago

Strengthening the Profession Going Forward

Midwifery leader and pioneer Kitty Ernst reflects on the need to continue not only expanding the number of midwives, but also rededicating ourselves to the birth center concept.

Helping Pregnant Women Navigate Microbiome Research

There is a growing body of research that focuses on the “critical window in early life” from conception through the first year, when maternal and infant exposures may alter the initial...

Cultivating a Culture of Inclusion at All Levels

Building a wider, welcoming community within ACNM for all of our current and potential members is a key priority in our strategic plan.

Gender Equity Task Force Steps Forward

At the Spring 2016 board meeting, the ACNM Board of Directors approved the creation of a Gender Equity Task Force charged with examining member education, online and print resources, and language...

My Journey to Midwifery

I often wonder if I chose midwifery or if midwifery chose me. There is no doubt that my journey to midwifery began with my Mexican abuela (grandmother). I am a first-generation...

Midwifery Advocacy Yields Successes

This past November's election results showed a sharply divided electorate.

Six Key Points to Share about Immunization

A recent study of pregnant women from the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) found most women make decisions about vaccinating their infants before they even give birth. This means pregnant...