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Midwives at NY State Perinatal Association

This year, four NY midwives presented at the NYSPA conference.  Check out photos on our Facebook!


NYSALM Endorses ACNM Position Statement on Trans Health

NYSALM has endorsed the 2012 ACNM position statement on health care for trans and gender variant people.  You can read the statement here.


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.


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 Passed!

Exciting news-- the Birth Center Bill has passed in both the Senate and the Assembly!  The bill now needs to be signed by the Governor.  Learn more about the Bill and read its full text here.


Birth Center Article Published in AM New York

AM New York published a great article about birth centers in December. Check it out 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!




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