ACNM Midwives: Nevada Affiliate

ACNM Midwives: Nevada Affiliate Official page of the Nevada State Affiliate of ACNM. The Nevada Affiliate of the American College of Nurse-Midwives. We are here to improve access to midwifery care in Nevada.

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Statement from the American College of Nurse-Midwives on the Movie "Beware of the Midwife"This week, Lifetime released “...
04/15/2021
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Statement from the American College of Nurse-Midwives on the Movie "Beware of the Midwife"

This week, Lifetime released “Beware of the Midwife,” a film that depicts a Black midwife hired to assist a couple with the birth of their baby in their home, who then kidnaps the child. The movie casts midwifery, especially home birth midwifery, in a detrimental light, and its release during Black Maternal Health Week is especially harmful due to its negative portrayal of Black midwives.

The American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM) opposes this film and the harmful messages it communicates. Maternal mortality rates are disproportionately high among Black mothers, often due to lack of adequate care and racial disparities that create gaps between health care professionals and patients. Midwifery and Black midwives specifically have played a critical role in improving birth outcomes in the Black community. This film’s biased message is detrimental to efforts to expand midwifery care and foster trust among our patients and health care colleagues.

ACNM is aware of a Change.org petition to have the movie removed from Lifetime and encourages signing of this petition.

Change.org is the world’s largest petition platform, using technology to empower more than 200 million users to create the change they want to see.

What do you say fellow midwives?
03/31/2021

What do you say fellow midwives?

I feel this sooo hard today. What is that other saying about well behaved women rarely making history????

03/16/2021

Check ACNM Connect for info about the next affiliate Zoom meeting on March 23.

Serenity Birth Center
09/06/2020

Serenity Birth Center

We are SO honored to have been nominated for best place to have a baby!! We are beyond grateful for everyone’s continued support! You are able to vote once a day, just make sure you click “review/submit ballot” or it doesn’t submit your vote😬 You can find us under the health/beauty category🗳 Together we are making birth in Nevada better for all families, where ever they choose to birth✨

https://www.votebolv.com

06/18/2020

Please welcome Nevada's newest CNM, Malia Smylie.

03/28/2020
ZDoggMD

Good suggestions from ZDoggMD

Turns out we may know what works to keep healthcare workers and the public safe after all, but will our leaders get the message in time?

Check out the linked report and share it far and wide!
02/07/2020

Check out the linked report and share it far and wide!

To be clear, my stance.

Midwives love to offer waterbirth when it is allowed in their work settings. Nevada hospitals need updated working polic...
01/04/2020
The Experience of Land and Water Birth Within the American... : The Journal of Perinatal & Neonatal Nursing

Midwives love to offer waterbirth when it is allowed in their work settings. Nevada hospitals need updated working policies

servational Perinatal Data Registry (PDR) used by American Association of Birth Center members (AABC PDR). All births occurring between 2012 and 2017 in the community setting (home and birth center) were included in the analysis. Descriptive, correlational, and relative risk statistics were used to....

Childbirth series starting at Serenity Birth Center on Thursday April 18th from 6-8pm.  Call (702) 269-6018 with any que...
03/24/2019

Childbirth series starting at Serenity Birth Center on Thursday April 18th from 6-8pm. Call (702) 269-6018 with any questions. Thank you for passing along to families!

Our next childbirth education series is right around the corner! It is great for anyone looking to achieve a natural childbirth in any setting.

12/31/2018
Grow Midwives

Share with your friends and colleagues

WE CAN DO THIS, together. Please consider sharing.

Need a plan to share this with employers and legislators.Need greater consumer awareness of Midwifery!
12/13/2018

Need a plan to share this with employers and legislators.

Need greater consumer awareness of Midwifery!

Harold Miller, President and CEO of the Center for Healthcare Quality and Payment reform was present at the NEHI meeting this week. Discussion about maternity care bundled payment methods have been underway the last couple years. Getting there has been challenging, but ‘they’ will! Understanding how Midwifery care should be integrated in any future reform is critical. Check out the full report on innovative concepts discussing comparisons of services, cost and outcomes. The interesting comparative table is from this website pdf. Anyone you can share this with?

http://www.chqpr.org/downloads/MaternityCare_APM.pdf

Midwives need to understand the context and be engaged in these discussions as much as physicians, hospitals, birth centers and consumers paying for services via their employers. We’ve got to be more present and defend the $$ value of our work.

What can you do?

Consumers - TELL your HR department and employers what you want and highly value as a maternity care options. Speak out in organized ways with co-workers.

Midwives - find routes to pitch awareness about the cost and quality values of Midwifery-led care to businesses, women’s groups, and the general public. We have to educate the public on WHY choose a midwife. Get some media attention, volunteer to speak at consumer events, hold a lunch and learn on a health care topic at a large employer venue. Just do one action before end of this year.

A profound comment near the end of the conference day from a well respected national quality leader was
- I didn’t have any idea what a Midwife was a few years ago when I was pregnant. How do we expect a large percentage of healthy women in our country to choose Midwives if they don’t understand their role?

Everyone who believes in the value of Midwifery care can help change this public void in understanding and, it’s urgent!!

#GrowsavvyMidwives
#GrowConsumerawareness

There's a new Centering program in Reno! What other midwifery practices are doing Centering in Nevada? Do you love it?ht...
12/01/2018
University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine brings new group prenatal care program to northern Nevada

There's a new Centering program in Reno! What other midwifery practices are doing Centering in Nevada? Do you love it?

https://med.unr.edu/news/archive/2018/centeringpregnancy?fbclid=IwAR0aI6QyXV7WVAsIT2Sqy1wtQoKmTBJWlpPk1JCbj55Gyx1cs1ZqgcR9p00

The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine (UNR Med) is bringing a new model of prenatal care to northern Nevada, offering women due around the same time, a group prenatal care experience. CenteringPregnancy is an innovative, evidence-based model of group care that is effectively addressing t...

10/07/2018
Birth Becomes Her

It's national midwifery week. My journey into and through midwifery has been touched, molded, and refined by so many incredible women. I am blessed to continue to be a midwife and serve women and families in this capacity.

In honor of National Midwifery week, we share with you a collection of stunning images and clips illustrating the beauty, commitment and love of midwives. Please share and TAG your midwife to let her know how much you appreciated her unwavering support

Let’s encourage folks around us to join in advancing US Midwifery!
10/02/2018

Let’s encourage folks around us to join in advancing US Midwifery!

Day 3 - National Midwifery Week

So how can we mobilize the public to help advance and #GrowMidwives?

There are MANY simple and no cost actions that families, friends and supporters can do to help increase the presence and scope of service for Midwives in the U.S. Using one's voice is more powerful than many realize.

If a family wants to thank their Midwife for the special care received, we think you might find a way with one of these ten ideas!

For #GROWCONSUMERS that want to help!

Nevada midwives work in hospitals, homes, clinics. We are working on opening birth centers in both Las Vegas and Carson ...
10/01/2018

Nevada midwives work in hospitals, homes, clinics. We are working on opening birth centers in both Las Vegas and Carson City

-Day 2 of ACNM National Midwifery Week-

Ever wondered where Midwives work?

Perhaps in more settings than most realize.

Even more astounding is the essential services midwives could provide! According to UNFPA global organization, "Well-trained midwives could help avert roughly 2/3 of all maternal and newborn deaths. They could also deliver 87% of all essential sexual, reproductive, maternal and newborn health services. Yet only 42% of people with midwifery skills work in the 73 countries where more than 90% of all maternal and newborn deaths and stillbirths occur."

Critical to #GrowMidwives to improve outcomes of moms and babies!

Sharing to be shared
10/01/2018

Sharing to be shared

It's not too early (or late) to RSVP for the 8th Annual "A Time For Remembrance" on October 14, 2018, 1-3pm in the California Bldg at Idlewild Park. If you include your baby's name when you preregister, you will get a personalized gift. Please share this event, as all are welcome. We hope to see you there!

MANA Health Policy Statement on Passport Denials
09/17/2018
MANA Health Policy Statement on Passport Denials

MANA Health Policy Statement on Passport Denials

Midwives Alliance of North America (MANA) is concerned about recent news reports of the revocation or denial of US passports for American citizens born at home near the US-Mexico border, particularly if a midwife attended their birth. Furthermore, there have been reports of people being detained and...

09/12/2018
Serenity Birth Center

Congratulates to April Clyde on receiving all 3 variances needed to move forward with opening Serenity Birth Center in Las Vegas!

09/08/2018
Serenity Birth Center

Finger crossed 🤞🏽

We are very excited and hopeful for the upcoming zoning meeting, September 11 at starting at 6:00 pm. If you feel inclined to, you can join us at the Council Chambers of City Hall at 495 S Main St. Another way to help, like mentioned in the video is to sign the petition! This can be done in the office at any time or you can send us your email and name in a private message and we can put your name on the petition for you, if you can’t make it into the office. We look forward to bringing this option to the families of Las Vegas!

#lasvegasbirthcenter #birthcenter #remodel #remodeling #zoning #tarkanian #cityhall #birthlasvegas #naturalbirth

11/30/2016
Push for Final Action on the Maternity Care Shortage Bill

Get the word out asking our legislators to get this passed quickly!

Congress is returning today for the final push on legislative action in this 114th Congress on the heels of the elections.  As you may know, the Improving Access to Maternity Care Act (H.R.1209) was favorably reported out of the House Energy & Commerce Committee in...

Interesting!
10/24/2016
Can Mental Illness Be Prevented In The Womb?

Interesting!

Researchers are exploring changes in prenatal nutrition to lower risks for future mental disorders. The work is preliminary, but there is ample precedent for maternal diet affecting children's health.

New warning needs to be gotten out to consumers:
10/03/2016
American College of Nurse-Midwives

New warning needs to be gotten out to consumers:

When taken during pregnancy, acetaminophen may increase the risk that children will develop asthma or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

With such a small number of us in the state of Nevada, let's plan a meet and greet in the near future! As for now, thank...
10/01/2016
National Midwifery Week Planning Kit

With such a small number of us in the state of Nevada, let's plan a meet and greet in the near future! As for now, thank you for all that you do in our communities! National Midwifery Week is around the corner. Let's celebrate our profession and share our stories of what we do and who we are! #midwifelife #cnm #snm #midwivesmakeadifference

This simple guide offers the basic tools necessary to plan, stage, and publicize your ACNM affiliate's or practice's events for National Midwifery Week.

American College of Nurse-Midwives
09/14/2016
American College of Nurse-Midwives

American College of Nurse-Midwives

"A midwifery model of care to manage the majority of births, which are low risk, will lead to better outcomes with a lower price tag. It is a proven system that produces healthier moms, babies and societies"

09/08/2016
AMCB Midwives of Nevada: ACNM State Affiliate

Are you able to be there?

Board of Health meeting on Friday, September 9 includes consideration of the proposal to change the "Obstetric Center" regulations. See the agenda and proposed regulations here:

http://dpbh.nv.gov/uploadedFiles/dpbhnvgov/content/Boards/BOH/Meetings/2016/BOHAgenda9-9-16.pdf

http://dpbh.nv.gov/uploadedFiles/dpbhnvgov/content/Boards/BOH/Meetings/2016/LCBnoR059-16updatederrata.pdf

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Hello, I'm a student midwife here to ask that you donate to the Midwives PAC! The annual PACathon is under way, which means you may be getting a call from a student midwife very soon. Consider yourself warned! You can also donate directly here: www.midwife.org/Donate Please donate to the Midwives PAC to support legislation that improves care for our patients! Thank you! http://www.midwife.org/Donate