August 1st, 2020
MA Senate Clears Bill: On July 30th, the Massachusetts senate passed a bill that would allow for the licensing of midwives. Licensing professional midwives will ensure that mothers will receive the out-of-hospital care that they deserve during their pregnancy. Read more here.
Weekly Midwife Updates: Midwifery matters throughout the world. Read about the impact of midwives in the greater global community. The International Confederation of Midwives provides top five weekly highlights every friday. Link.
Black Maternal Health Caucus Summit: Watch a recap of the caucus that occurred on July 27th. Listen to representatives Lauren Underwood and Alma Adams discuss the progress we continue to make in targeting racial disparities in maternal health. Link.
Signs of Labor: Are there signs of labor that you may be unfamiliar with? A sudden urge to clean your house. A lighter stomach. Check out more of these flags that you may oversee. Link.
Every Mom Counts: “Race is not a risk factor, racism is a risk factor, and now we add a new stressor to that intersection– climate, specifically heat.” Every Mom Counts has recently addressed the implications of climate change on reproductive health care. Link.
Prenatal Vitamins: Check out Prenatal 1 vitamins by One a Day Women’s. These multivitamins offer women nutritional support in all stages of pregnancy. Containing Folic Acid and Omega 3, these will best prepare you for breastfeeding.
Midwife Aubre Tompkins: Aubre is a CNM who graduated from Frontier Nursing University. She now directs midwives for a birth center, with the goal of guiding and educating each one of her clients. Read more about her story here.
American Maternity Care Podcast: Listen to the highly respected Midwife Jennie Joseph’s newest podcast. She discusses solutions for the crisis of maternal health in the United States. We must all participate in affecting change. Link.