Thursday, June 25, 2009

Are You In The Know?

Straight from the ACNM Communications Department, here are our top picks for happenings in midwifery for the week:

Authors of an Obstetrics & Gynecology article say they encourage midwifery care and “support future randomized trials to compare” home vs. hospital births. The statement comes in response to a letter from certified nurse-midwife Judith Rooks and Our Bodies, Ourselves Executive Director Judy Norsigian.

A midwife wrote an interesting article for Tuesday’s New York Times entitled “In a Lifeless Birth, a Midwife’s Opened Eyes.”

A fatal Metro collision happened between Washington, DC, and Silver Spring, MD—home of ACNM. Thankfully, the one ACNM staffer in the accident escaped with only a few bruises.

Saturday, June 27, is National HIV Testing Day.

Health reform is still hot, and ACNM is involved. We just posted legislation of interest to ACNM members here.

What else is going on in your world? Feel free to add to our list!

1 comment:

Karen said...

Did anyone notice The View on 6/24 when Elizabeth visited a Birth Center? I tivo'd it and just watched it, but you can see the full episode on
Though Elizabeth didn't seem to take some of options seriously (birth stool, tub), it was great to see a CNM and Birth Center on TV! I wish they'd had a CNM for the brief discussion at the end of the segment.