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Pregnancy during a pandemic: what happens when hospitals become Covid-19 hotspots?

News 🗞️

COVID-19 Pregnancies: Midwives are facing new challenges, as delivering babies from COVID-positive mothers becomes increasingly prevalent in marginalized communities.  The solution to curbing the spread of COVID is to improve housing strategies for the homeless.  Link.

Reading 📚

Evolving Maternity Care: How has COVID-19 influenced U.S. maternity care practices?  As hospitals have become hotspots for new cases, there has been a rise in at-home births.  This indicates a greater demand for midwives.  Link.

Events 🎟️

Maternity & Midwifery Forum, May 27th 7-8PM: Dr. Diane Menage and Dr. Jenny Patterson presented their studies on the importance of compassionate midwifery care during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Link.

Interesting 💡

Midwife Certifications: Learn more about the different levels of midwifery and their specific qualifications.  Link.

Social Post Of The Week 🎉

Soccer Player Alex Morgan: Midwives and doulas have been excluded from delivery rooms during the current pandemic.  In her most recent tweet, Morgan commented on the essentiality of these birth practitioners.  Link.

Product Therapy 🛍️

Pregnancy Pillow: Check out PharMeDoc’s C Shaped Full Body Pillow for a more comfortable pregnancy.  Link.

Featured Caregiver 👩🏽‍⚕️

Midwife Jennie Joseph: Jennie Joseph, founder of Commonsense Childbirth Inc, is an advocate for systemic maternal healthcare reform.  Joseph has worked tirelessly to ensure that maternal care is accessible to all women.  Learn more about her story.  Link.

Stats To Know 📈

Nearly 700 American women die from childbirth each year, with two-thirds of those deaths being preventable.  Link.

Media 📸

ACNM Midwives Webinar: Tune into this webinar to learn more about how midwives and mothers can effectively navigate pregnancies during uncertain times.  Link.

Jobs 🗒️

Certified Nurse Midwife, Susquehanna, PA.  Link.

Certified Midwife / Certified Nurse Midwife, Peekskill, NY.  Link.