Saturday, September 25, 2021

Midwives Made a Movie About Circumcision

“If your baby is male, are you planning a circumcision?” How often do you ask some version of that question in your prenatal visits?...

Interprofessional Education with Midwifery Students and Obstetrics and Gynecology Residents: What Difference Does It...

Do you think midwives and obstetrician-gynecologists will work together better in a collaborative and team-based way if they learn together during their professional programs? ACNM and ACOG wanted to know that too! With funding...

Preceptors’ Pointers: Will Precepting Affect My Clinic Productivity?

Q: I’m thinking about precepting a midwifery student. The catch is that I’m worried that precepting will slow me down and negatively affect my clinic productivity. Thoughts? A: This is a common response and can be a...

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...

Notes from the Field: Malawi #4 (Health System Strengthening)

This column is the final of four from Malawi and illustrates one of the ACNM Global Health Competencies. If you are interested in submitting a Notes from the Field column, please read the instructions...

Preceptors’ Pointers: Getting Started on the Right Foot

Q: I graduated from my midwifery program 4 years ago and was recently asked to precept a student. What support or guidance should I expect from the program, and are there any best preceptor...

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...

Notes from the Field: Malawi #2 (Leadership, Organization, and Program Management)

This column is the second of four from Malawi and illustrates one of the ACNM Global Health Competencies. If you are interested in submitting a Notes from the Field column, please read...

Creating and Sustaining Midwifery Data Collection for Quality Improvement and Research

OB resident passing comment: “The midwives have a high rate of third- and fourth-degree lacerations”Another OB resident: “I can’t believe your c/s rate is only 13%, I thought it was much higher...

Preceptors’ Pointers: Motivating an Unengaged Student

Q: I’m precepting a student nurse-midwife who doesn’t seem especially engaged or excited about what she is learning. Any advice? A: When I sense that my student isn't engaged, we have a conversation which involves the following:...