I had the extreme pleasure of landing on the Urban Village Midwife blog tonight. I was instantly connected to Sherry Payne — this is a woman whose midwife heart beats like mine. Research, disparities, increasing midwifery workforce…and she comes at it from
Have you seen the new website from the American College of Nurse-Midwives? It is a virtual toolbox for promoting physiologic birth. Inside you can find sample policies and protocols, quality improvement resources, position statements and more. All the things you need to
The Black Mother’s Breastfeeding Association provides an local resource for families in the Detroit, MI area, and a great model for meeting the needs of a community of mothers. Check out this great advocacy video they placed on YouTube: Knocking Down Barriers: Reclaiming
For readers interested in the changing US Healthcare Financing and its effects on pregnant women: two resources for you this week. First, the MACPAC (Federal group that reviews the state Medicaid and CHIP access) put out a report to congress in March.
One of the courses I am taking this semester is about determinants of health. We look at things both within the individual, and within the environment, and how they interact to affect health. A very interesting topic, and very challenging to integrate
The American College of Nurse Midwives has declared August Midwifery Lobby Month. That means they want all members and supporters to talk to legislators about policies that improve access to midwifery care. One of the national bills they encourage support for is
Safe Motherhood. It seems like such a simple request. Around the world women and babies still die during pregnancy and childbirth – despite medical advances that could save many of them. Five years ago, when I began my journey to fight maternal