Newsletter III

Here's why demand for caregivers may rapidly increase in the coming months.

© Megan Smith / National Health Law Program 

News 🗞️

Rising Demand for Midwives: In the wake of the Coronavirus, the prevalence of home births has spiked.  This increase has led to a renewed demand for midwives.  Read more about this cultural shift. Link.  

Reading 📚

Doula Medicaid Project: Explore the National Health Law Program’s Doula Medicaid Project that is created to improve outcomes for pregnant mothers who are enrolled in Medicaid.  Link.

Events 🎟️

Massachusetts COVID-19 Perinatal Coalition: Join Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Congresswoman Ayanna Presley, and the MA COVID-19 Perinatal Coalition in discussing the needs of mothers and caregivers giving birth during a pandemic.  Link.

Interesting 💡

Learn about home birth: Learn why some mothers choose to have a home birth and understand their reasoning behind this decision.  Link.

Social Post of the week 🎉

Black Lives Matter: The California Nurse-Midwives Association recently commented on combatting racism.  “We owe it to the families and communities we care for to do the work of anti-racism… White and white-passing midwives, take action against white supremacy.”  Link

Product Therapy 🛍️

Manual Breast Pump: Check out the Lansinoh Manual Breast Pump for a more lightweight, convenient, and affordable breast pump.

Featured Caregiver 👩🏽‍⚕️

Marlyn Lestage-Laforest: Marlyn provides full-scale midwifery care to women in the Bronx.  She believes that there is no greater joy or privilege than being present during a birth.  Read more about her story and personal growth as a midwife.  Link. 

Stats to know 📈

Midwives only attend 8 percent of births in the U.S. are attended by midwives.  However, this percentage is growing.  Learn about the barriers to midwifery that must be broken.  Link.

Media 📸

Midwife Interview: Tune in for an interview with midwife Lina Duncan to learn more about her personal experiences as a midwife today.  She is featured on All4Maternity Podcasts.  Link

Jobs 🗒️

Advanced Practice Nurse (Nurse Midwife), Fort Carson, CO.  Link.

Certified Nurse Midwife, St. Petersburg, FL.  Link.

Certified Nurse Midwife, Enumclaw, WA.  Link.