reports that the states with the most restrictive regulations have the lowest percentage of CNM-attended births, 1.
A spokesperson for the ACNM
estimates a national average of $25,000.
More information on this collaborative effort by CNA and two other APN organizations, ACNM
, Region V, Chapter 3, and Colorado Association of Nurse Anesthetists will be related in a future Colorado Nurse edition.
In the past 26 years, the ACNM
midwives have worked in over 30 countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and Eurasia.
Finally, there was discussion with a midwife panel, which included the president of the Illinois Chapter of ACNM
, Sabina Dambrauskas, and Linda Graf, a midwife who ran a model homebirth practice for two decades in the Chicago area.
noted that more than 27% of all births in 2003 were delivered via cesarean section.
I'm getting more frequent telephone calls" from ACNM
members, says McCartney.
, DONA, CIMS ** , and ANACS believe that all caregivers should respect the birth process and not intervene without compelling medical indication, Carolyn Rafferty, executive director of ANACS reported, "A growing number of obstetric nurses are deeply concerned at the prospect of placing increasing numbers of women at unnecessary surgical risk.
Ben Vernon, MD, President of the Colorado Medical Society; Jennifer Hensley, CNM, EdD, Chapter Chair, ACNM
Region V; Fran Ricker, MSN, RN, CGRN, Executive Director, Colorado Nurses Association; Cheryl Blankemeier, CRNA, Chair, State Government Affairs, Colorado Association of Nurse Anesthetists; Tay Kopanos, RN, Colorado Society of Advanced Practice Nurses; Fred Miles, JD, Miles & Peters Attorneys at Law, counsel for Colorado Association of Nurse Anesthetists; and, Kari Hershey, JD, counsel for the Colorado Medical Society.
is proud to have endorsed this important legislation and worked hard for its passage.
According to the ACNM
, malpractice insurance premiums for nurse-midwives on average have doubled in the last year.
2003 Conferences: November 22, 2003, Berkeley, CA, "Centering Pregnancy: A Focus on the Model and Facilitative Leadership," contact Margy Hutchison at hutchisonm@obgyn.