Wednesday, July 17, 2024

Help Us Build Support for Midwifery via the MOMS and BABIES Act

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Dear ACNM Member and Midwifery Advocate,  Last week, the American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM) convened on Capitol Hill alongside  the American Association of Birth Centers (AABC) and the National Association of Certified Professional Midwives (NACPM)...

ProPublica: COVID-Related Stillbirths Didn’t Have to Happen

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During the first 18 months of the pandemic, the risk of stillbirth nearly doubled for those who had COVID-19 during pregnancy compared with those who didn’t. And during the spread of the delta variant,...

Help Us Build Support for Midwifery via the MOMS and BABIES Act

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Dear ACNM Member and Midwifery Advocate,  Last week, the American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM) convened on Capitol Hill alongside  the American Association of Birth Centers (AABC) and the National Association of Certified Professional Midwives (NACPM)...

Help Us Build Support for Midwifery via the MOMS and BABIES Act

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Dear ACNM Member and Midwifery Advocate, Last week, the American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM) convened on Capitol Hill alongside  the American Association of Birth Centers (AABC) and the National Association of Certified Professional Midwives (NACPM)...

Vanderbilt, UNC and Duke nurse-midwives join forces to reduce Black maternal health risks 

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By Tatum Lyles Flick  VUSN Communications Specialist  Nurse-midwives and educators from three prominent research universities have teamed up to improve pregnancy outcomes in Black communities by providing specialized training for doulas, persons who support birthing mothers...

Opinion: Reducing unexpected pregnancies would diminish rate of abortions

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“And the Winner is…” My own ‘Jane Roe’ story occurred early in my career as a Registered Nurse. I worked in a Labor and Delivery unit where abortions were performed. In 1975, the State of...

Kansas Achieves Full Practice Authority for Certified Nurse-Midwives

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Hip Hip Hooray! Join us in congratulating our Kansas ACNM Affiliate in becoming the 29th jurisdiction (28 states plus D.C.) to achieve FULL PRACTICE AUTHORITY for Certified Nurse-Midwives (CNMs). On Friday, April 15, 2022,...

CMS Update

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CMS Approves Postpartum Medicaid Expansion in Additional States The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has approved Louisiana, Virginia, New Jersey, and Illinois’ extension of Medicaid and CHIP coverage for 12 months after pregnancy...

2022 Women’s History Month Recap

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The 2022 theme was "Women Providing Healing, Promoting Hope." This theme is "both a tribute to the ceaseless work of caregivers and frontline workers during this ongoing pandemic and also a recognition of the...

Midwives-PAC Update

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The Midwives PAC, the fundraising arm of ACNM’s national advocacy efforts, is hard at work serving ACNM members! We are thrilled to be in-person for ACNM Annual Meeting in Chicago AND the PAC Rally!...