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About Quickening

Quickening is ACNM's quarterly publication written by midwives for midwives. It focuses on ACNM news,  timely topics, research, and much more. 

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Summer 2018 QUICKENING

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  • Reducing Primary Cesareans: A Multi-Discipline Approach that Works
  • I've Graduated. Now What?
  • Affiliate Spotlight: Hawai'i
  • The New Doctorate of Midwifery Degree
  • Global Health: Striving for Respectful Maternity Care
  • And Much More

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  • Mental Health and Illness: Building Midwifery Knowledge
  • ACNM Volunteer Structure Realignment
  • Lessons from a Deadly Pandemic
  • Impacting the Opioid Crisis
  • Sex Positivity in Clinical Practice     

Fall 2017 Quickening: PDF

(Live links in the Contents page)

In This Issue:

  • Indigenous Midwives: Reclaiming, Restoring, and Rebuilding
  • The Oregon Model: How Oregon achieved a non-restrictive practice environment and payment parity
  • Savannah Sneak Peak: Annual Meeting 2018
  • Maternal Mortality Review Committees: Essential Players
  • Preventing Alcohol-Exposed Pregnancies
    --and much more!

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In this issue:

  • Honoring ACNM's Remarkable Midwives at the 62nd Annual Meeting & Exhibition
  • The Safe Childbirth Checklist: How it's Saving Lives
  • Sneak Peak: Midwifery Works 2017
  • Addressing the Post-Graduate Fellowship Trend
  • The Incremental Danger of Sleep Deprivation
    --and much more!

Spring 2017 Quickening: PDF

In this issue:

  • Group Prenatal Care: Is it in Your Future
  • Meet 2 Certified Midwives
  • Rethinking Work-Life Balance
  • "Midwives' Voices, Midwives' Realities": What You Need to Know
  • ACNM updates, resources, and much more!

Winter 2017 Quickening: PDF

In this issue:
  • Answers to 10 top questions about ultrasound certification
  • The Catch-22 that California CNMs faced
  • An innovative safety bundle that address ethnic and racial disparities
  • Ways to improve your practice with social media
  • What you need to know about The Lancet's Maternal Health Series


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