March 28

Diversity Matters: What Are Our Challenges?

The midwifery workforce in the United States is not representative of the racial and ethnic diversity of the childbearing population. “Despite a long history of midwifery in the black community, black women currently represent less than 2% of the nation’s reported 15,000 midwives. Relatedly, black women and infants experience the worst birth outcomes of any.

March 20

The NACPM Legislative and Advocacy Toolkit is Growing!

With feedback from our state chapter leaders and others, we are adding a new tool “How to Work Successfully with a Lobbyist” and several reference documents regarding the integration of midwives and midwifery care in the maternity care system. Most states report that working with a professional lobbyist is one of several critical factors in.

March 14

Passion and Perseverance in South Dakota and Washington State

Congratulations to South Dakota!  Governor Signs Bill to License CPMs  On March 1st, to the great joy of families across South Dakota, the state House of Representatives passed SB136 to license and regulate Certified Professional Midwives by a vote of 52-16 – exactly 25 years to the day when a baby boy was born at.

March 6

Informed Consent and Shared Decision Making

Join us for this week’s webinar on Informed Consent and Shared Decision Making. Here is an opportunity to refresh and sharpen your understanding of the professional, legal and ethical requirements that underpin your practice. The presentation will also address how midwives and clients can use decision aids and electronic health records to support and document.

February 27

Chapters Effective in State Legislative Efforts

There are now twelve active NACPM State Chapters with more in formation. Read about how Oklahoma midwives used the formation of a state Chapter to address legislative threats to their practice; learn about the next Chapter Collaboration Call, and register for webinars! Read this week’s newsletter here

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