2017 Florida Legislative Report by Sharon Hamilton, LM After many years of very little Legislative activity the midwives of Florida rallied to prevent the opening of their practice act, F.S. 467, during the 2017 Legislative Session. In October, 2016, the midwives were alerted to a District XII ACOG driven plan to open F.S. 467 with.
This week’s newsletter features news about the upcoming Congress, NACPM Delegates and a webinar live from the Congress planned for June 19. Read more details here
This weeks’ newsletter provides resources for midwives and clients on prenatal genetic testing, features a summary of last week’s popular webinar on Charting Practices, and pays tribute to midwifery leader Dorothea Lang who recently passed away. Click through for details and webinar information
The Wilson Center, the nation’s key non-partisan policy forum for tackling global issues through independent research and open dialogue to inform actionable ideas for the policy community, recently convened a panel of experts to discuss Too Much Too Soon: Addressing Over-Intervention in Maternity Care. The panel included Saraswathi Vedam, an associate professor and lead investigator.
Upcoming webinars include “Charting for Midwives” next Thursday, May 25 from 2-3:30 pm EDT and “Genetic Testing” on June 1 from 2-3:30 pm EDT. Read more in this weeks’ newsletter
Chapter Goals and Priorities for 2017 The NACPM State Chapter Program continues to expand with each state honing in on its unique work and projects. We currently have 12 fully formed chapters in North Carolina, South Carolina, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Minnesota, Illinois, Maine, Wisconsin, Washington, Nevada, Florida, and Oklahoma. Several more states are well on their.
“Midwives, Mothers and Families: Partners for Life!” is the theme for International Day of the Midwife this Friday, May 5th. The International Confederation of Midwives (ICM) invites and encourages midwives to share your views, photos, stories using the phrase “I believe in partnership” on all ICM information platforms as a celebration of the wonderful work.
When you gather passionate people around a shared purpose it becomes a testament to one of the core principles of the model of distributed leadership: together we are all smarter than any one of us alone. Although the full NACPM Leadership Team–Board, staff, and consultants–meet virtually via Zoom every month and our project teams are.
This Thursday Jennie Joseph of Commonsense Childbirth will present a webinar on specific action steps midwives can take to become part of the solution in addressing birth inequities among childbearing people of color and their babies. Learn more about this week’s webinar in the newsletter
As midwives we need to be able to identify indicators of domestic violence in all its manifestations. Midwives are uniquely positioned to be able to pick up cues we typically spend more time with clients at each prenatal visit, our focus is on holistic health including the psychosocial aspects of family wellbeing, we provide.