Monday, June 27, 2022
The Bumpy Road to Perinatal Health Equity The Paradox In 1963, during “A Talk to Teachers,” James Baldwin described the paradox of education as, “precisely at the point when you begin...
Respectful Maternity Care is a term that only came into recognized use in the last ten years and has truly gone global. It was preceded by the movement for the humanization of childbirth in Latin America that...
The COVID-19 pandemic brought new pressure on the healthcare workforce, and midwives were no exception. Because maternity care is essential, midwives quickly reorganized their practices to reduce the risk of transmission. Midwives work within regulations that sometimes...
Routine and universal alcohol screening is an effective strategy to prevent prenatal alcohol exposure (PAE). The American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM) encourages all certified nurse-midwives (CNMs), certified midwives (CMs),...
Recent national attention combined with a strong body of evidence has recognized the deleterious impact of equating weight with health. For example, James Corden on the Late Late Show responded to a fat-shaming monologue from Bill Maher,...
700 women die annually in the United States due to conditions caused by or related to pregnancy.  For another 500,000 women, severe morbidities or ‘near misses’ complicate their pregnancies, deliveries, or first postpartum year.  Women in the...
Shoulder dystocia is a phrase that strikes fear in many of us – fear of it happening, fear of not managing the problem fast enough, fear of causing injury while trying to relieve it, and fear of...
Where is the safest place to give birth? This question was just one of many brought to the forefront of American health care discussions in 2020. The COVID-19 pandemic highlighted the need for community-based, rapidly evolving healthcare...
In March and April of 2020, our home birth practice phone rang constantly and email inquiries through our website came in multiple times a day. This immediate change in demand for community birth care pushed midwives to adapt...
The Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS) is a well-known screening tool for clinical use in identifying perinatal depression symptoms and risk for perinatal depression. Did you know the EPDS also can be used to identify anxiety symptoms?...

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