Sunday, April 26, 2009

A must read!

Lauren Plante, an Ob-Gyn at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, penned the amazing article, entitled "Mommy, What Did You Do in the Industrial Revolution? Meditations on the Rising Cesarean Rate." Please take the time to read this fascinating and astute evaluation of the current culture of birth in the United States.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Make your voice heard!

Dear Friends-

A recently revised Position Statement from the American College of Nurse Midwives (ACNM) seeks to limit recognition of midwifery providers to those who have received their training through government accredited programs. The North American Registry of Midwives (NARM) oversees the credentialing of midwives who have received their training through time honored and evidenced based systems that emphasize clinical competency over all other criteria (Certified Professional Midwives-CPMs).

NARM has posted an online petition in an effort to organize our voices and convince the ACNM to reconsider its position on apprentice trained midwives. This letter seeks to unite US Midwifery under the common goal of providing women with access to the provider and setting of their choice for birth.

There are many great opportunities mounting to move midwifery forward on both the state and national level. We must stand together as a community of midwives if we are going to have a real voice for change in maternity care. Whether you are a CPM, CNM, a midwifery consumer, advocate, or none of the above, please go to : http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/support-evidenced-based-midwifery-education to read more details about this issue and sign the petition to make your voice heard.

Respectfully,

The NARM Board of Directors

Thursday, April 9, 2009

CPM Jennifer Moore in the Birmingham Weekly

Our very own Jennifer Moore, Certified Professional Midwife and birth advocate extraordinaire, is featured in an article in the Birmingham Weekly! Check it out here .