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June 2014 Highlights

Here are some updates from around the birth world…

Advocacy

The National Partnership for Women and Families released its report: Expecting Better: A State by State Analysis of Laws that Help New Parents.

Midwives Alliance of North America released the I am a Midwife Education Campaign.

Her Royal Highness Princess Sarah Zeid of Jordan wrote a piece on Global Motherhood titled Delivering Joy: Midwives are the Key to a Future With Healthy Mothers and Babies.

Be sure to support the “Improving Access to Maternity Care Act of 2014″

Upcoming Conferences and Webinars:

Check the Birth Professional Conferences Calendar for upcoming events including the Midwives Alliance of North America and the combined Lamaze/DONA conference.

ACNM is hosting a webinar to educate midwives about the Affordable Care Act’s birth control and breastfeeding benefits on June 25.

And don’t forget…

ACNM is accepting abstract submissions for the 2015 Annual Meeting through August 4.

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Jennifer Vanderlaan CNM MPH is the author of the BirthingNaturally.net website. She has been working with expectant families since 2000, training doulas, childbirth educators, and midwives. She has worked with midwives in Central America and Sub-Saharan Africa. Her interest in public health grew in 2010, and she is now a PhD student learning to become a producer of knowledge.

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