Thursday, September 23, 2021

Reduced Access to Midwives During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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...

How to Navigate Second Victim Phenomenon

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...

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...

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...