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IMPACT Midwifery Powerpoint Now Available

IMPACT Committee has put together a powerpoint presentation intended to educate about midwifery in NY state, including an overview of midwifery care, demographics in NY, the education and licensure process for LMs, and how midwives work together with other providers to improve outcomes.  There are extensive notes in the comments on the slides to aid you in giving this presentation at your workplace, school, or wherever education about midwives and midwifery is needed! Please visit IMPACT's page to download the powerpoint.

Ask HealthQuest Systems to Grant Community Midwives Admitting Privileges at Their Hospitals

"In spite of the increasing demand for midwifery services both in and out of hospitals, Health Quest has declined to respond to midwives' requests for admitting privileges. Granting community midwives such privileges would enhance continuity of care, reduce the burden on hospital staff while bringing business to the hospital, and would enhance safety by reducing delays which may occur during transfers of care."

Please click here to sign the petition!

New Study Finds Birth Centers and Midwives to be Cost-Effective

The study found that Medicaid would save approximately $1,163 per birth with birth center care. Read the full article here.

Want to get more involved with NYSALM?

Consider joining a committee! All of our committees are looking for new members.  Meetings are by telephone conference call.  For more information on our committees, including who to contact to get involved, please visit the Members Only section.

Barriers to practice?

Are you a midwife who is experiencing obstacles to practice? Are you a consumer who is experiencing obstacles to working with the midwife of your choice?

If so, tell us: participate in NYSALM's data collection survey.

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Birth Center Bill Introduced: Lobby with NYSALM in Albany on April 21st!

Read more about the bill (#A0446/S4325) or check out support for the bill, and consider joining NYSALM in Albany on April 21st to lobby for passage of the birth center bill.  Read more about lobby day here and email Pat Burkhardt ( with your appointment information, to register for dinner the evening before, or with any questions!

Rochester Midwives Featured in TV Program

This episode of Need to Know focuses on the growth of modern midwifery. Check it out here!

Call the Midwife Series 4 Premieres March 29!

Check your local listings for more information!

Smoking Cessation Module--CME Available 

The NYC DOH has developed an online module intended to educate providers about effective methods for assessment, counseling, and treatment for tobacco use. The training takes about an hour.  After successful completion of the module and a 10-question quiz, NY midwives will earn 1 CME. The module is accessible here.

New NICE Guidelines Now Available

The UK's National Institute for Health and Care Excellence has released new guidelines for intrapartum care.  These new guidelines are very supportive of midwife-led care across many settings and encourage access to midwifery care and out-of-hospital birth. They are available here.

The Lancet publishes new series on Midwifery!

The series launched on Monday, June 23 and is available here

ACNM Launches BirthTOOLS

The ACNM recently launched BirthTOOLS (Tools for Optimizing the Outcomes of Labor Safely), a new collection of resources for supporting and promoting physiologic birth. Check it out!