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The spring of 2020 is not a time that any of us will ever forget. Our professional and personal worlds went through unprecedented change as we entered the COVID-19 global pandemic. The tragic loss of life, long-term effects of...
“If your baby is male, are you planning a circumcision?” How often do you ask some version of that question in your prenatal visits? How do you feel about asking the question? Is it a box to check? Is it...
Why is Nurses’ Education Important? Compared to other countries in the Americas, the maternal and newborn mortality rates in the Dominican Republic (DR) are staggering. Approximately 2,830 babies and 200 women died during and following pregnancy and childbirth in the...
Emma Clark, CNM, MSN, MHS; Senior Maternal Health Advisor, USAID Contractor, GHSI-III Shortly after the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the COVID-19 pandemic, home birth practices in the United States saw increased interest from pregnant people looking to avoid hospitals....
The 64th ACNM Annual Meeting & Exhibition is taking place in Region II, at National Harbor, MD, which is just across the Potomac River from Washington, DC.  The Local Program Committee has planned to have Batalá Washington DC, an...
The Division of Global Engagement's (DGE) Reception at the 64th ACNM Annual Meeting & Exhibition on Sunday, May 19, from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m., provides a unique opportunity for sharing interests and experience among Annual Meeting attendees, some...
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 dates to...
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 their practices...
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 restrict their...
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, arguing that...

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