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.
Birth Center Bill Introduced: Lobby with NYSALM in Albany on April 21st!
Read more about the bill (#A0446/S4325) or check out support for the bill, and consider joining NYSALM in Albany on April 21st to lobby for passage of the birth center bill. Read more about lobby day here and email Pat Burkhardt (firstname.lastname@example.org) with your appointment information, to register for dinner the evening before, or with any questions!
Rochester Midwives Featured in TV Program
This episode of Need to Know focuses on the growth of modern midwifery. Check it out here!
Check your local listings for more information!
Smoking Cessation Module--CME Available
The NYC DOH has developed an online module intended to educate providers about effective methods for assessment, counseling, and treatment for tobacco use. The training takes about an hour. After successful completion of the module and a 10-question quiz, NY midwives will earn 1 CME. The module is accessible 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!