Tuesday, September 27, 2022

An Update on the Treatment of Vulvovaginal Candidiasis

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Content Sponsored by SCYNEXIS, Inc., an ACNM Gold Industry Partner  As trusted women’s health care providers, Certified Nurse Midwives (CNMs) and Certified Midwives (CMs) provide a range of holistic care to women during pregnancy and the postpartum period; however, many CNM/CMs also provide care to women...

Improving Inequities in Prenatal Screening: Time to Modernize Guidelines

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Professional guidelines can have a profound impact on reproductive health. In many cases, prenatal genetic screening is often only recommended for specific groups or individuals who have been historically recognized as high risk. Unfortunately,...

Disparities in Maternal Morality in the U.S.

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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. ...

Anatomy of a Difficult Conversation: A Guide for Midwives During Challenging Moments

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The Scenario The midwifery student sat at the computer in the clinic office, looking through her preceptor’s busy schedule and preparing for the day. She got there a little early, and the office was quiet,...

Reducing Maternal and Neonatal Mortality in the Dominican Republic

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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...

Anxiety Symptoms and Severity Among Perinatal Women Screened for Depression with the Edinburgh Postnatal...

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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...

Stemming the Tide of Rising Congenital Syphilis in the United States: An Update and...

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Aliza M. Machefsky MD1,2 1: Division of STD Prevention; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Atlanta, GA, USA 2: CDC Foundation; Atlanta, GA, USA Congenital Syphilis — Reported Cases by Year of Birth and Rates of Reported...

Limitations on Birth Support People During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Presentation by the ACNM...

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Probably every midwife still in clinical practice has a COVID-19 horror story to tell. These past two years, we have seen our organization’s listservs light up with requests for help and guidance on crucial...

Support and Prevention of Midwives as Second Victims

Midwifery work often includes exposure to traumatic events. For example, intrapartum emergencies, terminal diagnoses, and maternal or perinatal death may occur. The trauma associated with these events impact providers as well as patients and...

Results of the 2019-2020 Midwifery Clinical Education Empowerment Project

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In November 2019, ACNM and the Developing Families Center (DFC) introduced the Midwifery Clinical Education Empowerment Project. The vision of this project was to increase the capacity of the District of Columbia to support...