Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Midwifery Burnout and the Importance of Work-Life Balance

I can remember exactly when I hit a wall and said I need a change in my life. I had been doing home births for three days in a row and just got...

Birthing in the Time of Corona

Tears accompany the layers between us...  how rude to our psyches this new birthing is. The masks, shields, filters... earnestly muting our fullest expressions. It’s a...

ACNM Global Work Adapting to COVID-19 Pandemic

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...

What Exactly Is It That Midwives Do?

Defining midwifery care can elude us when questioned by friends that do not work in health care or interviewed by patients that are considering their obstetrical/gyn options for care. It is difficult...

Midwifery Students Reach Across the Pond: A US-UK Short-Term Study Abroad Experience

Developing a Short-Term Study Abroad Experience Cindy L. Farley, CNM, PhD, FACNM, is an Associate Professor in the Nurse-Midwifery and Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner programs of the School of Nursing...

Improve immunization rates in the families you care for: ACNM has resources and a...

The data on the safety and efficacy of vaccines continues to grow. Despite this, vaccine hesitancy is on the rise. Social media have provided an easy way for those opposed to vaccines...

Urinary Incontinence and the Role of the Midwife

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...

Teen Sex Ed in Rural Haiti

Introduction This article describes the experiences of a midwife and retired nursing professor, a labor and delivery registered nurse (RN), and a family medicine physician working together to provide sexual health education...

The Fourth Trimester Visit Increases Utilization

Toward the end of pregnancy, we see women weekly and guide them safely through the birth. And then, after all of the attention before birth, we do not schedule a postpartum visit until several...

Six Key Points to Share about Immunization

A recent study of pregnant women from the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) found most women make decisions about vaccinating their infants before they even give birth. This means pregnant...