Midwives are an integral and valuable resource in every community.

It may surprise you to learn that although the United States spends far more on health care, we rank much lower than other developed nations in many measures of health. Unfortunately, women's health care is one of these areas.

The purpose of Our Moment of Truth™ is to improve women's health and maternity care in the United States by re-introducing midwives and midwifery care as an important option that should be the norm for women's health care services. This was validated by the recent release of The Lancet Series on Midwifery in June od 2014., The Lancet, a renowned publication, which is acknowledged world-wide, established midwifery as the standard of care for women world-wide., stating that "a positive impact that can be achieved when effective, high-quality midwifery is available to all women and their babies." The time is now for women everywhere—including you—to understand how midwives partner with women to improve their health throughout life.

Why Midwives?

Midwives' skills and expert knowledge of women's health care are often overlooked.

Many people don't realize how highly educated today's midwives are, or they think that midwives are only knowledgeable about childbearing. But providing care and guidance through pregnancy and childbirth is just part of the range of services offered by midwives. Many midwives provide care for women of all ages—from teenage years through menopause and beyond. In fact, many women visit a midwife for women's health needs before, during, and after pregnancy. This is one of the unknown truths about midwifery that Our Moment of Truth is designed to reveal.

 

Next NJ Affiliate Meeting

Celebrate Spring with the New Jersey Affiliate at our CEU Day!

 WHEN:   Saturday ,April 25th, 2015
 WHERE:  Bayshore Community Hospital                                                            

                727 North Beers St, Holmdel, NJ 07733

  SCHEDULE:  11 - 11:30  NJ ACNM Affiliate Meeting

                     11:30-12:30   Lunch-Networking-Exhibits-Registration

                      12:45    "Embracing the New Definition of Active Labor"                              Elaine Diegman, CNM,ND   Rutgers University School of Nursing

                       1:45     "Midwifery Care of Women with Infants with Fetal Anomalies"    Jessica Schwartz, CNM,MSN   Children's Hospital of Philadelphia                                       

                      2: 45 Break

                      3 pm      "Who Knew Your Baby Prefers What you ate Prenatally"          Kimberly Trout, CNM, ND     University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing

                      4pm      "Preceptor Effectiveness - Student's Perspective"                         Joyce Hyatt,CNM, PhD   Rutgers University School of Nursing

FREE ACNM CEU's for NJ Affiliate Members/ $25 CEU fee for non-members