Tuesday, October 19, 2021

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...

Reducing Maternal and Neonatal Mortality in the Dominican Republic

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...

Racial Disparities in Immunizations and the New Maternal Immunization HEDIS® Measure

One of the best public health successes has been the reduction of infectious diseases through vaccination. Vaccinations have helped eliminate smallpox, largely eradicated polio, and reduced rates of hepatitis, measles, mumps, tetanus,...

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...

Helping Pregnant Women Navigate Microbiome Research

There is a growing body of research that focuses on the “critical window in early life” from conception through the first year, when maternal and infant exposures may alter the initial...

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

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...

Results of the 2019-2020 Midwifery Clinical Education Empowerment Project

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...

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...

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...

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

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...