Wednesday, July 17, 2024

Maternal Mortality Update: A Closer Examination of Racial Disparities and Possible Solutions

I recently attended the fifth annual (and first virtual) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) MMRIA User Meeting, which brought together individuals from each state’s Maternal Mortality Review Committee (MMRC). The meeting provides...

The Do’s and Don’ts of the Deposition Process

Written on behalf of the ACNM Professional Liability Section Starting out in practice, none of us probably devoted a great deal of thought to the possibility of being deposed as part of a malpractice action....

President Signs FY 2022 Budget Bill, Includes Funding Increase for Midwifery Education

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That’s a wrap! After several months of negotiation, Congress finally passed a $1.5 trillion spending bill funding the federal government through September 30, 2022. Signed by President Biden on March 15, the legislation includes...

Raising Awareness for MOMS Act

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ACNM is reaching out to all members of the midwifery community for help in raising awareness of, and support for, the Midwives for Maximizing Optimal Maternity Services Act, H.R. 3352/S. 1697. To that end,...

ACNM Global Work Adapting to COVID-19 Pandemic

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The Accessible Continuum of Care and Essential Services (ACCESS) program targets improvements in health care for mothers, babies, and children in Madagascar as part of the work of the Global Health Team of ACNM....

Urinary Incontinence and the Role of the Midwife

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Before addressing the role of the midwife in urinary incontinence, a brief review of kinds, causes, and risk factors is introduced. The role of the midwife, references, and four appendices follow. There are several forms...

House Passes Title VIII Nursing Workforce Reauthorization Act of 2019

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Last week, the U.S. House of Representatives passed by voice vote H.R. 728, the Title VIII Nursing Workforce Reauthorization Act, a bipartisan bill introduced by Reps. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) and Dave Joyce (R-OH).  The legislation reauthorizes federal...

Kansas Achieves Full Practice Authority for Certified Nurse-Midwives

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Hip Hip Hooray! Join us in congratulating our Kansas ACNM Affiliate in becoming the 29th jurisdiction (28 states plus D.C.) to achieve FULL PRACTICE AUTHORITY for Certified Nurse-Midwives (CNMs). On Friday, April 15, 2022,...
Kitty Ernst at the A.C.N.M. Foundation, Inc. 2017 Founders Hall of Fame event in Chicago

Strengthening the Profession Going Forward

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Kitty Ernst, CNM, MPH, FACNM is a leading figure in midwifery— dynamic, dedicated, and innovative. Her pioneering vision and exceptional contributions over the years have done much to grow and institutionalize the profession. She was a seminal...

Region III Spring Update: Calling Out Names

Maya Angelou. CC 2.0 Photo by Talbot Troy