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Author: 
Sarah Foster, CPM, LM

When midwives put on their legislative-policy-changing hats, they often encounter statements that call into question the qualifications and competency of direct-entry midwives. I recently penned a response to patently false information that was being circulated in my home state of Oklahoma, surrounding a new licensing law for CPMs and CMs. I was deeply saddened to see harmful, crowdsourced, misinformation being spread around, and believe we must hold policy makers accountable for securing and reporting accurate information about our scope and credentials. 

Author: 
Sarita Bennett, DO, CPM

Midwifery is cross cultural because physiologic birth is, well… mammalian, and therefore, universal to the human species.  My personal journey, like many community midwives, has been quite an exercise in anthropology–working sometimes within populations that can look homogenous yet have many nuanced subcultures within, as well as working with families from a diverse array of populations.

Author: 
Sarah Foster, CPM, LM

Hello midwives and supporters, 

 

Author: 
Wendi Cleckner, LM, CPM, JD

 

MANA celebrates with all nations across the globe - World Breastfeeding Week! 

August 1-7 commemorates the Innocenti Declaration signed in August 1990 by WHO, UNICEF and other organizations to protect, promote and support breastfeeding. This is a global campaign to raise awareness and action on all things breastfeeding. This years theme is “Support Breastfeeding For A Healthier Planet”

 

We want the dismantling and destruction of all systems of institutionalized racism that contribute daily to the torment and deaths of Black people.

Author: 
Sarita Bennett, DO, CPM

 

 

 

Of course you know 2020 has been designated as the International Year of the Midwife and the Nurse by the World Health Organization (WHO), but did you know 2020 is the first year of the Decade of the Midwife? ICM is working on an action plan for the decade, and your input is needed. More on that in a minute.

 

Author: 
Wendi Cleckner, LM, CPM, JD

 

 

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