Nurse Midwifery News

Review news and resources regarding the Nurse-Midwifery profession.

Seven Reasons to Get Your Online Master of Science in Nursing Now

It’s no secret that an advanced degree is often required for the most desirable and lucrative nursing positions. Find out why now is the time to take charge of your future by pursuing a convenient, flexible, and affordable online MSN degree! Earning Potential Your earning potential with an online Master of Science in Nursing will [...]

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How Nurse Midwives Can Ease the OB-GYN Shortage

The future of maternal care hangs in the balance as the United States faces a deficiency in the number of OB-GYN physicians across the nation. This is not a dramatic overstatement. The reality for American women is that there will be an extreme shortage of up to 8,000 OB-GYNs by 2020. This data comes from [...]

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Three Reasons to Pursue Nurse Midwifery

As a nurse, you have the opportunity to diversify and specialize your skills across many clinical areas. So why choose nurse midwifery? Here are three convincing reasons to consider embarking on that path: Women’s Health Advocacy Nurse midwives have become an integral part of the women’s health ecosystem, often replacing obstetricians in their entirety. Midwives [...]

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Becoming a Certified Nurse Midwife

A career as a Certified Nurse Midwife can be extremely rewarding. It is a profession that recognizes and values the strength and power of women as the cornerstone of every successful family, community, and society. A Brief History of Nurse-Midwifery In the United States, the practice of nurse-midwifery dates back to Colonial America. New York [...]

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Salary of a Nurse Midwife

Many people who choose to become nurse-midwives do so because they value the long-term relationships they develop with their patients, the holistic approach to obstetrical care and childbirth, and the autonomy to exercise hard-earned clinical judgment in treatment decisions for those in their care. The number of women choosing nurse-midwives for their maternity care has [...]

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Even celebrities want midwife-attended births

According to ABC News, home births attended by clinical nurse-midwives are becoming increasing popular in the U.S. So much so, in fact, that even movie stars and models are opting to bypass their obstetricians and gynecologists in favor of these time-tested medical professionals. A few celebrities who have chosen this method of delivery include Alyson [...]

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Utah nurse-midwife describes profession as a calling

Danielle Demeter, a clinical nurse-midwife with a Master of Science in Nursing degree, recently sat down with ParkRecord.com, an internet news source based out of Park City, Utah, to discuss her career. According to the news outlet, Demeter, who runs her own practice in Summit County, has delivered hundreds of healthy babies since she began [...]

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Nurse-midwives bring prenatal care to New Orleans women by bus

According to the Times-Picayune, a New Orleans news source, pregnant women in the area are getting their prenatal care in a new and unique way. Through a partnership between Interim LSU Public Hospital and the March of Dimes, a mobile health center dubbed Mom & Baby is able to bring important services to moms-to-be in [...]

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Midwife-run clinic celebrates 1,000th delivery

The News Times reported that the Connecticut Childbirth and Women's Center in Danbury recently celebrated the birth of the 1,000th baby to be delivered in their clinic. The Center, which was founded in 1997 by obstetricians Kenneth Blau and Patricia Whitcombe, is marketed as offering an experience similar to that of a home birth. It [...]

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Nurse-midwife teaches low-income moms-to-be about prenatal care

According to National Public Radio, clinical nurse-midwifes employed by the Unity Healthcare Clinic are bringing prenatal education to pregnant women living below the poverty line in the Columbia Heights neighborhood of Washington, D.C. More than 90 percent of the individuals who attend the clinic are considered low income and eligible for Medicare benefits. This prenatal [...]

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Midwife-attended home births are increasingly favored by expectant mothers

The Los Angeles Times recently ran a story on the benefits of having one's birth attended by a certified nurse midwife. While many women in the U.S. give birth in hospitals and request the services of obstetrician-gynecologists, a growing number of mothers-to-be are choosing more natural options, reports the news source. According to data published [...]

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Overland Park birth center offers expectant mothers more birthing options

Kansas City Community News has reported that a new and innovative birthing clinic will open in Overland Park late this summer. According to the news source, New Birth Company was developed to offer pregnant women more birthing options than they are presented with in community hospitals. The clinic will be staffed by certified nurse midwives [...]

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Nurses honored for their contributions to maternal healthcare

The March for Dimes recently announced the recipients of master's of nursing degree scholarships. Four nurses were awarded grants to be used towards graduate school for their dedication to the improvement of maternal and infant health. Of the four women selected to receive these scholarships, Annie Rohan is studying to become a neonatal and pediatric [...]

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More women turning to midwives for birth

According to a recent article in Time Magazine, more American women are choosing to have their births presided on by certified nurse midwives as opposed to obstetricians in recent years. Another maternity trend on the rise is the home birth, reports the news source. In response to the increased demand for natural births, new practices [...]

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Studies show that more women are opting for home births and midwives

According to a study by Birth: Issues in Perinatal Care, the number of women opting for a home birth has risen 20 percent since 2004. In the early 1900s, 95 percent of expectant mothers delivered their babies in their home, and while the past century has seen a medicalization of the birthing process in this [...]

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New maternity program at a California hospital gives moms-to-be access to midwives

Marin General Hospital in Greenbrae, California has recently announced the launch of an innovative program that was created to offer pregnant women more choices in the delivery room. Through a partnership with several obstetrics and gynecology practices in the area, the hospital will offer moms-to-be 24/7 access to a team of 10 certified nurse midwives [...]

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