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Now a new digital news magazine, Quickening has been keeping members informed about ACNM happenings, midwifery news, and more for more than 35 years.

Quickening is the official member publication and digital news site for the American College of Nurse-Midwives. For more than 35 years, Quickening has been sharing news, updates, and articles about the activities of ACNM and its members, clinical and practice-related topics, personal essays, profiles, and related subjects. Quickening content is written by and for ACNM members and staff.

Originally a bi-monthly newsletter, Quickening evolved into a quarterly magazine available in both print and as a PDF. In Spring 2019, Quickening also launched as a digital news magazine on a dedicated platform, Two “best of” Quickening issues are now produced each year (summer and winter) in a PDF format for all members and at cost to print subscribers. Please visit for details.

Submission information

Quickening accepts and prints submissions on a rolling basis. For submission information, please see our writer’s guidelines and the submit an article form, or email


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