Please join us in honoring some of our favorite people-- midwives! Today is the International Day of the Midwife (IDM), a celebration of the valuable work that midwives do worldwide. Established by the International Confederation of Midwives (ICM) in 1992, this year's theme is "Midwives, Mothers and Families: Partners for Life!"
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Jones & Bartlett Learning is pleased to announce the recent publication of:
Catherine Watson Genna, BS, IBCLC
ISBN-13: 978-1-4496-4736-0 | Paperback | 432 pages | © 2013
Supporting Sucking Skills in Breastfeeding Infants, Second Edition is the essential resource for health care professionals working with new mothers and infants. Using a skills approach, it focuses on normal sucking function in addition to anatomical variations, developmental respiratory issues, prematurity, or mild neurological deficits.
- Completely updated and revised
- New photos and images
- New chapter, “Hands in Support of Breastfeeding - Manual Therapy”
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Earlier this month, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick signed legislation expanding the medical authority of nurse-midwives. The new law allows midwives to write prescriptions as well as order and interpret tests and therapeutics. Governor Patrick said that the law will also increase access to nurse-midwifery care for more women in Massachusetts.
Midwives and midwifery advocates—this is your week! Created by the American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM), National Midwifery Week takes place October 3-9, 2011 and celebrates the important role that midwives play in the lives of women and their families.
According to the Toronto Sun, soul singer Erykah Badu is working towards a certification in midwifery. Previously, she became a birth doula after helping her friend through a natural birth. The Sun reports that,
“Badu, who provides all of her services for free, has since become a spokeswoman for the International Center for Traditional Childbearing and she is now aiming to get her professional certification so she can open birthing centres in inner cities in the future.”
Are you studying to become a midwife too? These Jones & Bartlett Learning titles will help:
Midwifery & Women's Health Nurse Practitioner Certification Review Guide, Second Edition
Beth M. Kelsey, EdD, WHNP, Assistant Professor, Ball State University; Board of Directors, National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women's Health
ISBN-13: 978-1-4496-1500-0 | Paperback | 380 pages | © 2011