Wednesday, July 17, 2024

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...

Midwives Made a Movie About Circumcision

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“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...

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,...

Safely Reducing Cesarean Sections Utilizing the PROVIDE Toolbox in a Faith-Based Hospital

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Our team determined that standardization, elevating the patient’s voice, and team engagement were the keys to reducing primary cesarean section rates. We chose to focus on the low-risk population to make the greatest impact....

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...

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...

Addressing Iron Deficiency Anemia in Pregnancy

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Iron deficiency anemia (IDA) during pregnancy is a condition in which there are not enough healthy red blood cells to carry oxygen to the body's tissues adequately. IDA may occur for many reasons. Internationally,...

How to Navigate Second Victim Phenomenon

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Approximately 32.5% of United States (US) midwives will be involved in a malpractice action at some point in their careers. In addition, it is estimated that over 50% of US health care professionals will...

Reduced Access to Midwives During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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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...

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,...