Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Support and Prevention of Midwives as Second Victims

Midwifery work often includes exposure to traumatic events. For example, intrapartum emergencies, terminal diagnoses, and maternal or perinatal death may occur. The trauma associated with these events impact providers as well as...

Anatomy of a Difficult Conversation: A Guide for Midwives During Challenging Moments

The Scenario The midwifery student sat at the computer in the clinic office, looking through her preceptor’s busy schedule and preparing for the day. She got there a little...

Tips for a Great Global Health Experience

Emma Clark, third from left with members of the Ghana Midwives Association in Ghana.

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...

Addressing Iron Deficiency Anemia in Pregnancy

Iron deficiency anemia (IDA) during pregnancy is a condition in which there are not enough healthy red blood cells to carry oxygen to the body's tissues adequately. IDA may occur for many...

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...

Improving Inequities in Prenatal Screening: Time to Modernize Guidelines

Professional guidelines can have a profound impact on reproductive health. In many cases, prenatal genetic screening is often only recommended for specific groups or individuals who have been historically recognized as high...

Reducing Maternal and Neonatal Mortality in the Dominican Republic

Why is Nurses’ Education Important? Compared to other countries in the Americas, the maternal and newborn mortality rates in the Dominican Republic (DR) are staggering. Approximately 2,830 babies and...

Results of the 2019-2020 Midwifery Clinical Education Empowerment Project

In November 2019, ACNM and the Developing Families Center (DFC) introduced the Midwifery Clinical Education Empowerment Project. The vision of this project was to increase the capacity of the District of Columbia...

Weight Bias in Healthcare: We Can Do Better

Recent national attention combined with a strong body of evidence has recognized the deleterious impact of equating weight with health. For example, James Corden on the Late Late Show responded to a...