Midwives, this is your week! Created by the American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM) to recognize midwives and midwife-led care, National Midwifery Week encourages midwives, their colleagues, friends, clients, and partners to raise awareness on the significant impact midwives have in the lives of women every day. This year's theme is “Midwives Make a Difference.”
Wondering how to celebrate National Midwifery Week? ACNM has some suggestions:
- Know Your Options: Sign the Your Health Promise pledge and take time to educate yourself about what the pledge really means and why taking this step is so important for you personally and/or your family.
- Bust a Myth: What is misunderstood or simply incorrect about your perception of your health, women's health care in general, or the care midwives provide?
- Spread the Word: Help spread the word about midwife-led care in your community.
- Share Your Story: Did a midwife play a role in your health care? What was the impact?
- Put Yourself First: Ideas include getting a flu shot from a midwife who provides primary care, getting your mammogram, and exercising.
Please join us in applauding all the remarkable midwives who make such a difference in the world!
Looking for another reason to celebrate? Varney's Midwifery, Fifth Edition by Tekoa L. King, Mary C. Brucker, Jan M. Kriebs, Jenifer Fahey, Carolyn L. Gegor, and Helen Varney arrives next week!
- New chapters describe the profession of midwifery, reproductive physiology, clinical genetics, and support for women in labor
- Primary care, gynecology, maternity care, and neonatal care interwoven throughout
- Increased emphasis on reproductive anatomy and physiology
- Updated to reflect evidence-based care
- Skills chapters have been significantly revised and reformatted into relevant chapter appendices