It’s a busy week at ACNM. We’re getting ready to open registration for our Annual Meeting and staying on top of a flurry of midwifery advocacy. In the midst of the activity, it’s been especially gratifying to see a hefty amount of positive press about midwives pop up in my inbox each morning. It feels great to have a chance to pause and revel in interviews well done, stories well told, and an inspiring midwifery mission making a difference in Haiti.
- Judith Rooks, CNM, MPH, FACNM, former president of ACNM, speaks up in the Portland Tribune about rising cesarean birth rates. It’s a balanced article that includes solid statistics and the midwifery perspective.
- Debbie Boucher, CNM, of Illinois is interviewed in an excellent Fit Pregnancy article titled “Home, Sweet Home.” Kudos to Fit Pregnancy for balanced coverage of home birth.
- ACNM Senior Practice Advisor, Eileen Ehudin Beard, CNM, FNP, helps women prepare for conception with straight-forward advice in the Vellejo Times-Herald, “Ready, Set Conception: 9 Steps to Prepare Your Body for Baby.”
- Nadene Brunk, CNM, explains the background and mission of Midwives for Haiti, an organization making a difference in Haiti before, during, and after the earthquake.