Friday, September 18, 2020

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...

Eliminating the Racial Disparities Contributing to the Rise in U.S. Maternal Mortality: Perspectives from...

Download as a PDF Valuing the Lives of All Mothers As the American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM) continues recognition of the Year of the...

ACNM and the Midwives of Color Committee (MOCC) Celebrate Black History Month!

As we celebrate Black History Month, we pay tribute to the struggles and achievements of African American Midwives and their contributions that have shaped our nation. Join ACNM in recognizing the history and...

Global Outreach: Advancing Maternal Health in Small Communities Around the World

Global engagement is one of five strategic goals of the American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM). Ensuring women and newborns throughout the globe have access to high-quality, respectful health care is a steadfast priority. The...

Your State Affiliates at Work: Increasing Access to Midwifery Care Nationwide

Affiliate leaders are already busy in the Year of the Nurse and the Midwife with efforts to increase access to midwifery care nationwide. ACNM will continue to support our affiliates for the 2020 state...

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...

Teen Sex Ed in Rural Haiti

Introduction This article describes the experiences of a midwife and retired nursing professor, a labor and delivery registered nurse (RN), and a family medicine physician working together to provide sexual health education...

Energy and Commerce Committee Advances Two Maternal Health Bills

This week the House Energy and Commerce Health Committee approved two bipartisan bills that seek to strengthen and improve maternal health access and outcomes.  Introduced by Reps. Engel (D-NY), Bucshon (R-IN)...

House Introduces Bipartisan BABIES Act

Earlier this week, Representatives Katherine Clark (D-MA) and Buddy Carter (R-GA) introduced bipartisan legislation to expand access to freestanding birth centers for women with low-risk pregnancies (i.e., uncomplicated singleton term pregnancies with a vertex presentation with an expected...

ACNM Reaffirms Opposition of Removal of Legal Protections in Health Care Rights Law

The American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM) reaffirms its strong opposition to efforts seeking to dismantle important legal protections afforded under the Health Care Rights Law (Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act...