Tuesday, October 19, 2021

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

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

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...

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...

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...

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,...
Like peas in a pod, quality improvement comes hand in hand with risk management.

Quality Improvement and Risk Reduction: Two Peas in a Midwife’s Pod

Quality improvement and risk management are often treated as unrelated aspects of the health care system. They are housed in different departments and operate independently rather than in unison. It is unfortunate that the work...

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

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...

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...

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...

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...