Friday, September 18, 2020

Region VI Spring Update: The Benefits of Being an Affiliate Member

One of the benefits of an ACNM membership is being a member of an affiliate. Affiliates provide a wealth of opportunities for members through collaboration, advocacy, and continuing education. Region VI affiliate...

Region II: With Women for a Lifetime Silver Commendation: Shenandoah Women’s Healthcare, Harrisonburg, VA

In this column, I proudly feature Shenandoah Women’s Healthcare of Harrisonburg, Virginia, who were recognized in May 2019 with a With Women for a Lifetime Silver Commendation. This honor is designated solely to...

Region IV Update (Jul-Dec 2019): Closing a Chapter

This is my last Quickening article in my current six-year role as the Region IV Representative. I wanted to say thank you for the honor of serving in this role—I have been...

Region III Update (Jul-Dec 2019): Sharing the Gem of Midwifery Through Hallmark Activities

Midwifery dates to biblical days and many are not aware of its existence nor the special care that midwives provide. The art and science of midwifery are characterized by several hallmarks: incorporation...

Region I Spring Update: Celebrating Achievements and Contributions

Region 1 celebrated Black History Month. In February, Massachusetts ACNM Diversity and Inclusion Co-chair, Joelle Leacock, posted daily on Facebook. In Joelle’s words, she highlighted “contributions of Black people all over the...

Region IV Spring Update: Making an Impact on Students and Careers

Region IV had an active winter season. We held retreats, dinners coupled with CEU events, and affiliate meetings. We gathered information in preparation for the ACNM Annual Meeting & Exhibition when we...

Region V Update (Jul-Dec 2019): Recharging and Reconnecting

Definition of a Retreat:A place affording peace, quiet, privacy, or security. A period of seclusion, retirement, or solitude.A period of group withdrawal for prayer, meditation, or study. A quiet or secluded place...

Region VII Update (Jul-Dec 2019): Giving A Voice to the Midwives in Support of...

Greetings from Region 7! For this piece, I broaden my territory to include another ACNM group, Midwives in Support of Life (MISL). Two back stories: 1) As a midwifery student at the...

Region V Spring Update: Strategizing, Leading Change

A common theme from affiliates in our region: student involvement! They are on affiliate boards, helping to lead change, and most affiliates are looking to ways to offer support for students to...

Region VI Update (Jul-Dec 2019): Leadership, Advocacy, Education, and Practice

Where do we begin? I find it challenging to write this piece during the COVID journey that we are all currently experiencing. The pandemic has brought so many changes, new experiences, and...