June 13

Florida Legislation Update, Alabama Bill Passes

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.

May 23

Over-Intervention in Maternity Care is a Global Concern

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.

May 16

March for Moms and Webinars

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

May 8

Chapter News

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.

May 1

International Day of the Midwife, Friday, May 5

“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.

April 25

Come Look Through the Window: NACPM Leadership Team Meeting

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.

April 18

Birth Inequities: What Can Midwives Do?

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

April 11

Domestic Violence and the Midwife

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.

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