Midwifery at NY State Perinatal Association Conference
This year, four midwives are presenting at NYSPA! NYSALM is hosting a dinner in Albany on the evening of June 2 to honor these presenters. Click here for more information and to buy tickets.
NYSALM Endorses ACNM Position Statement on Trans Health
NYSALM has endorsed the 2012 ACNM position statement on health care for trans and gender variant people. You can read the statement here.
IMPACT Midwifery Powerpoint Now Available
IMPACT Committee has put together a powerpoint presentation intended to educate about midwifery in NY state, including an overview of midwifery care, demographics in NY, the education and licensure process for LMs, and how midwives work together with other providers to improve outcomes. There are extensive notes in the comments on the slides to aid you in giving this presentation at your workplace, school, or wherever education about midwives and midwifery is needed! Please visit IMPACT's page to download the powerpoint.
Barriers to practice?
Are you a midwife who is experiencing obstacles to practice? Are you a consumer who is experiencing obstacles to working with the midwife of your choice?
If so, tell us: participate in NYSALM's data collection survey.
Lobby Your Representatives for Birth Centers!
Now that the birth center bill has passed in the Assembly, we need to tell senators about why its passage is so important. Please consider making an appointment with your senator to discuss birth centers! You can find useful information about the bill, including our memorandum of support and talking points for lobbying, here.
Birth Center Article Published in AM New York
AM New York published a great article about birth centers in December. Check it out here!
New NICE Guidelines Now Available
The UK's National Institute for Health and Care Excellence has released new guidelines for intrapartum care. These new guidelines are very supportive of midwife-led care across many settings and encourage access to midwifery care and out-of-hospital birth. They are available here.
The Lancet publishes new series on Midwifery!
The series launched on Monday, June 23 and is available here.
ACNM Launches BirthTOOLS
The ACNM recently launched BirthTOOLS (Tools for Optimizing the Outcomes of Labor Safely), a new collection of resources for supporting and promoting physiologic birth. Check it out!