Saturday, September 25, 2021

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 VII Spring Update: Improving Lives in Rural Areas

Greetings Region VII CNMs and CMs! In a prior Quickening (July 2018), I mentioned my first-hand experience working in a rural health clinic in California where there was minimal...

Region III Update (Jan-Jun 2020)

Midwives are ones that place their hearts out there to care for and love those in need. Region III reaches our hearts out to those experiencing dark incomprehensible days in the shadow...

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 2020)

It has been a whirlwind six months! In spite of COVID, we all continue to get the work done. I am so proud of all of you for pushing through, staying motivated,...

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 V Update (Jul-Dec 2020)

While the Region V Affiliates and members have felt the impact of COVID-19, they continue with virtual meetings, inducting new officers, reporting growing numbers of CNMs and CMs, and moving forward with...

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...

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...

Student Representative Update (Jan-Jun 2020)

The first half of 2020 certainly has had its up and downs! COVID-19 has disrupted education across the board and midwifery students, many of whom are working on the front lines in...