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California Nurse-Midwives Association

NOVEMBER 2021 | Newsletter



TABLE OF CONTENTS


 

Message from the President


Midwife means “with woman.” Not to woman, for woman, or at woman. “With.”

I’ve been thinking a lot about what this means lately.


Our country and this planet are facing an existential crisis in the form of an apocalypse. But did you know that the word apocalypse comes from the Greek word meaning “an uncovering?” An apocalypse is an opportunity to see what we would otherwise not see. We can no longer avert our eyes. These past months and years have uncovered intolerable racial injustices, sexism, caste, and abuse. Our planet is telling us of its suffering in terms of fires and floods. The pandemic is illustrating the shortcomings in our nation’s promises to promote the general welfare. And yet… eyes are opening and we are learning.


The feminine principle is born from a place of working with one another, of compassion and cooperation rather than competition. I see the pendulum swinging toward groups working in harmony to support and heal and nurture one another. I see CNMA’s role in this as being heavily committed to cooperation and participation. We’ve succeeded in passing three bills in the past few years--after years--decades--of trying without success. But we haven’t done this alone. We’ve become successful through partnering with coalitions and following BIPOC leadership. Rather than controlling or dominating, we’ve midwifed our siblings in coalition and uplifted our partners rather than vying for spotlights. We’ve been with.


I feel exhilarated as we approach the tipping points toward justice, equity, and harmony on this planet. I see a future where gentle cooperation and fierce and inexhaustible love for one another will bring the light we’ve been looking for. I know it will require all of us, working with each other, together in this. I hope you’ll join us either in person or virtually this weekend at the CNMA annual meeting for inspiration and a look toward the future of midwifery in this state. We’ve come a long way very quickly, and now is the time to create and work toward our share shared vision together.


Inspired,

Paris Maloof-Bury, CNM, IBCLC

President, California Nurse-Midwives Association


 

Register for the CNMA Annual Meeting!


The CNMA Annual Meeting will take place on November 6-7, 2021 in Millbrae, California (just a few miles from San Francisco). We are delighted to offer both in person and virtual access for the 2021 CNMA Annual Meeting. Day 1 includes 8 CEUs and an after hours dance party. Day 2 will offer a FREE anti-racism preceptor workshop. Register here!


November 6th, 8am-5pm: The main event!

In-Person (full vaccination status required) or Virtual Attendance


Are you achieving your full practice potential? California laws have changed DRAMATICALLY in recent years, and we're strategically positioned to make a huge impact on the culture of birth and reproductive healthcare on a grand scale! Join CNMA President Paris Maloof-Bury at the CNMA Annual Meeting on November 6 as we explore your scope, skills, and synergistic potential under the current statute. If you can envision it, together we can create it! The future is in our birth-working, baby-catching, advocating, health-promoting, justice-seeking, space-holding, choice-honoring, person-empowering hands.


We believe that every birthing person deserves a safe, gentle birth, and that re-diversifying the midwifery workforce is a key factor to achieving birth equity. Want to find out how you can play a part in this important work? During this session on Mentoring and the Imperative of Midwifery Workforce Diversity, we'll learn from Asmara Gebre, Kim Dau, and Angela Sojobi about the Midwifery Mentoring and Belonging Program, as we hone our vision and strategize to create a truly equitable and safe culture of birth.


Midwives Save Lives in all kinds of situations! Are you ready to help your patient prevent HIV in conception, pregnancy, and lactation? Join us as we explore PrEP and nPEP for HIV prevention: its effectiveness, its safety, when it's appropriate to prescribe, how to get the medications paid for, and who to contact when you have questions. If you have barriers, Alison Young, CNM has solutions!


Plus, learn all about trauma-informed care with Lily Bastian, CNM. More details to come.


Breakfast and Lunch Included

8 CEs offered

Shuttle from the airport available

$250 in-person ($250 members/$350 non-members)

$$$ Discounts for students and retirees!

$85 virtual (includes CEs)

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November 6th, 7pm-10pm

Afterpartyyyyyyyy!

Drinks, dessert, and dancing to support CNMA's sister organization (a 501c(3))

Tickets sold separately

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November 7th, 12-4pm Day 2: An Optional Anti-Racist Clinical Preception Workshop. Come prepared to learn how to up your game in building a strong and diverse midwifery workforce.

25 FREE tickets: first come, first serve!

Tickets registered separately.

 

Birth Happens Museum Exhibit


This special exhibit will explore the history of midwifery in Santa Cruz from pre-contact through the present. Join us now through January 2022 at the San Lorenzo Valley Museum in the Faye G. Balardi Gallery. For more information, click here or call (831)338-8382.


 

California Health Policy Update

Future of Abortion Council

As we wind down the legislative calendar for 2021, we are pleased to announce that CNMA has been invited to participate in California’s Future of Abortion Council. The Governor has charged the FAB Council with identifying barriers to abortion access and recommending policy proposals and solutions to legislators. CNMA is advising in two work groups: (1) Workforce and (2) Services, Coverage and Reimbursement. Click here to find out more. If you’d like to be involved by contributing your expertise and time, please, contact advocacy@cnma.org by no later than Wednesday November 3rd.

Stay tuned, big stuff is coming!

Please stay tuned for more exciting health policy announcements as we enter the new year and new legislative calendar. Want to be a part of our committee? Now's the time! Email our Vice Chair of the Health Policy Committee for more information, lizdonnelly@gmail.com


 

Advocacy Opportunities

Federal Abortion Cases

On Monday Nov 1, the Supreme Court will hear arguments in two challenges to the Texas abortion law (SB 8). The two cases are Whole Woman’s Health v. Jackson and United States v. Texas. The court agreed to hear both cases before the court of appeals has fully weighed in, and they ordered an accelerated schedule for briefing and arguments, which is exceedingly rare. You can listen to the arguments live at this link, or tune in later at your convenience here.


What Women Want: Midwives’ Voices, Midwives Demands

What Women Want: Midwives' Voices, Midwives' Demands is a survey asking midwives about what they want and need to serve women in their care better and for themselves as midwives. Survey results will inform the development of targeted advocacy agendas at the national and global levels – to be taken forward not only by local midwives' associations, the International Confederation of Midwives, and White Ribbon Alliance, but also by gender equality, human rights, and other champions – to create real, lasting, positive change for midwives and women all over the world. Click here to access the survey. We are thankful and excited about your interest in participating in further surveys and listening sessions.


ACNM Virtual Hill Day

We invite all ACNM members and midwives to make their voices heard at ACNM’s Inaugural Virtual Hill Day experience on Monday, November 15, 2021. During this advocacy event, you will meet virtually with Members of Congress and their health policy staff from your respective state to educate them about midwives, midwifery-led care, and how to improve maternal health outcomes and address racism and inequities within our nation’s care continuum. This event will help elevate the strategic priorities of the college and the immediate needs of midwives and midwifery practices nationwide and the people and families midwives serve. Click here to learn more, or contact Amy Kohl, akohl@acnm.org, with any questions regarding Virtual Hill Day.

ACNM Virtual Health Policy Summit

The 2021 Virtual Health Policy Summit takes place Tuesday, November 16, 2021 and includes access to the live Plenary Sessions, OnDemand Education Sessions with continuing education credits, and Networking opportunities. Attendees will have access to the virtual event platform during the meeting and for 30 days after. Click here to learn more about ACNM's Health Policy Summit.

The BABIES Act and Midwives for MOMS Act

AABC is making it easy to build momentum and advance these important pieces of legislation. Click here for information on how to contact your congressional representatives and senators via phone or email. The BABIES Act (H.R.3337/S.1716) seeks to promote the accessible and affordable use of freestanding birth centers by Medicaid beneficiaries. It would build off the Strong Start initiative by creating a demonstration payment program under Medicaid and providing guidance to develop a prospective payment system to reimburse birth centers for prenatal care, perinatal care, and postpartum mother and infant care. The Midwives for MOMS Act (H.R.3352/S.1697) is designed to expand educational opportunities for midwives by establishing two new funding streams for midwifery education. Additionally, the bill will address the significant lack of diversity in the maternity care workforce by prioritizing students from minority or disadvantaged backgrounds.


Encourage FDA to maintain access to preterm birth prevention options

Preterm birth disproportionately affects ethnically diverse parents, yet clinical research on treatment impact often leaves diverse communities underrepresented. The FDA is considering a proposed withdrawal of Makena® (a hydroxyprogesterone caproate injection commonly referred to as “17P”) and its generic versions despite being the only FDA-approved class of treatments for spontaneous, recurrent preterm birth. The Preterm Birth Prevention Alliance, of which AABC is a member, believes that the FDA must hear directly from the providers who treat these at-risk women day in and day out, and is coordinating a sign-on letter which will be submitted to the federal docket to highlight the need for access to 17P. Join fellow midwives, nurses and doulas to encourage the FDA to maintain access to 17P as a therapeutic option for preventing preterm birth, while studying its impact on diverse at-risk populations.

 

Volunteer with CNMA!


San Francisco Bay Area Chapter Chair

San Francisco Bay Area Midwives! We are seeking a new chapter chair (or co-chairs) to take over for the Bay Area Chapter. Duties of the chapter chair include presiding at all chapter meetings, maintaining communication among chapter members and with CNMA, and developing a plan/agenda for chapter meetings. BIPOC CNMs are especially invited to apply, as CNMA is actively working to bring more BIPOC CNMs into leadership positions throughout the state. This is an exciting role which will allow you to promote networking and engagement among your fellow local area midwives. You will be supported by your fellow leadership team (vice chair, secretary, and treasurer) as well as by CNMA who is here to help you every step of the way! If you're interested in taking on this role, please email our membership chair, Emily Carter at membership@cnma.org.


Communications Committee

The social media team needs help creating content for the CNMA platforms! Can you help? Here is what is involved:

  • Come across an interesting article relating to maternal health care, reproductive justice, health equity or midwifery

  • Summarize the key point in a few sentences or a paragraph

  • Drop it into a provided google doc with the link to the original content

It’s that easy! Please contact sm@CNMA.org for more details.


Seeking Assistant Membership Chair!

The CNMA Membership Chair is seeking someone to fill an assistant membership chair role. The membership chair is responsible for communications with new and existing members as well as developing new and creative ways to increase membership and improve engagement. I am looking for someone to take part in brainstorming and carrying out ideas, as well as assisting with tasks such as emailing and updating membership records. This role can be tailored to fit your interests and skills. If you have a desire to help shape the future of our organization please contact Emily Carter at ercarterRN@gmail.com.


Continuing Education Committee

The CNMA Continuing Education Committee is responsible for planning and hosting the CNMA Annual Meeting each year, and is now taking on the added responsibility of creating continuing education content that will be available through www.CNMA.org (coming soon!). Please consider joining this small and focused team. The work is targeted and specific, but there’s still plenty of room for creativity. Interested members, please contact jillcauley4@gmail.com.


Midwifery Workforce Development and Education Support Committee

This new committee will focus on building and diversifying the CNM workforce in California, including strategizing to increase the number of clinical placement sites and preceptors in California, establishing and maintaining two-way communication between midwifery programs that have student nurse-midwives in California and the CNMA Board of Directors, and fostering and supporting student mentoring programs. They will work alongside the Student Representatives to the CNMA Board of Directors. Ideal candidates include any of the following:

  • Lead and Chief Midwives from practices throughout the state

  • At least one representative from each midwifery program that has student midwives in California

  • Midwives who are passionate about supporting students and educators

  • Midwives who are passionate about mentoring

  • Midwives who are passionate about scaling up midwifery in California Please contact dmvandewiele@gmail.com for more information.


 

Survey to Support the Very Young


The School of Information (iSchool) and the College of Nursing at Kent State University are conducting a research study, Project SHIELD (Supporting Healthy Infant Early Learning and Development), to explore ways librarians and nurses can work with parents and caregivers of infants and toddlers from underserved communities to support early brain development, learning, and health. As a first step in the study, we are conducting a survey of healthcare practitioners who care for families with children, ages 0-24 months, to understand the different ways they support families with children ages 0-24 months. The survey should take around 20-30 minutes. All responses are anonymous and the study has been approved by the Kent State University IRB. Click HERE to complete the survey.


 

COVID-19


ACNM COVID-19 Patient Handout

The Journal of Midwifery and Women’s Health (JMWH) team has updated the COVID-19 Share with Women patient education handouts and added a new one on COVID-19 vaccines.


Evidence Based Birth Handout: COVID-19 Vaccines and Pregnancy

Evidence Based Birth has released a FREE printable patient handout on the COVID-19 vaccine in pregnancy. Birth workers and healthcare workers are welcome to print off the vaccine handout to share with clients or co-workers. The handout will be updated from time to time, and you can subscribe to receive the latest version of the handout here.


BIPOC Midwives Promote COVID Vaccine

California Health Care Foundation is looking for BIPOC midwives to be part of a video campaign to promote covid vaccination. Please email Christa Sakowski at csakowski@stanford.edu for more information.


Address COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy

Attention California Nurses! We need your knowledge and compassion to help people make informed choices about the COVID-19 vaccine! Sign up at www.VaxForce.org to volunteer. Flexible schedules, work from home, and address the vaccine concerns impacting YOUR community!


 

Prescribing


Electronic Prescribing and AB 2789

Beginning January 1, 2022, all prescriptions issued by a licensed healthcare practitioner to a California pharmacy must be submitted electronically. Healthcare practitioners who fail to meet the requirements of AB 2789, may be subject to disciplinary action. The law provides certain exemptions, including if transmission of the prescription is temporarily unavailable because of technological or electrical failure; if the prescription is dispensed by a pharmacy located outside California; or if the prescription is issued to a patient who has a terminal illness pursuant to Section 11159.2 of the Health and Safety Code. The complete list of exemptions is included within Business and Professions Code section 688. Under this law, a healthcare practitioner who does not issue a controlled substance prescription as an electronic data transmission prescription due to technological or electrical failure shall document the reason in the patient’s medical record as soon as practicable, and within 72 hours of the end of the technological or electrical failure. Although prescriptions will be issued electronically, the Board or Registered Nursing recommends that all licensed prescribers have paper prescription forms available that meet the requirements of AB 149 should a technological or electrical failure prevent a prescription from being issued electronically. A list of the approved security prescription printers is available on the State Attorney General’s website. For information about the Drug Enforcement Administration’s Electronic Prescriptions for Controlled Substances procedures, visit https://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/ecomm/e_rx/index.html.

Mandatory Use of Single Sheet DEA 222 Order Form

As of October 30, 2021, the Drug Enforcement Administration is implementing the mandatory use of a single sheet DEA 222 Order Form and the triplicate DEA Order Forms will no longer be available or utilized as stated in the Code of Federal Regulations §1305.20(a). If you are needing to place an order for the newly implemented DEA Order Forms, please complete your request here. If you need to relinquish unused triplicate DEA Order Forms, please send them to DEA Registration Section, 8701 Morrissette Drive, Springfield, Virginia 22152.


Medi-Cal Rx

Pharmacy-providers and prescribers can now register for the Medi-Cal Rx Transition and Resources training; information is available here. The Medi-Cal Rx User Administration Console (UAC) Quick Start Guide is available, and once you’ve completed the initial start, the Next Steps for registration are outlined here.


 

Education, Trainings, and Webinars

Detecting and Responding to Clinical Deterioration in Healthy Newborns

Join AWHONN on November 2, 2021 from 11 - 12:15 for a webinar to learn how to assess how maternal risk factors impact the fetus and newborn. $25 for members, $39 for e-members, and $50 for members. 1.25 CEUs. Register here.


Improving Healthcare Affordability in California: What is and should be considered next year?

Californians consistently say health care costs are a chief concern they want the governor and legislature to address. In this virtual program on Thursday, November 4 from 9-10:30 AM, panelists will take a closer look at what state policymakers should do to promote health care affordability for consumers and explain how recent legislative efforts could improve health care affordability. The event will cover recent legislative efforts that could impact hospitals, health systems, and provider groups; new affordability requirements for “qualified health plans” offered through Covered California; drivers of affordability issues from the perspective of large health systems; and emerging policy approaches to affordability from a national perspective.


Expanding Options in Non-Hormonal Contraception

Join Evofem for a national program to discuss unmet needs in pregnancy prevention, the role of pH in contraception, and Phexxi (a vaginal pH modulator). Register here for one of the upcoming sessions:

  • Thursday, November 4, 2021 at 3 PM

  • Wednesday, November 17, 2021 at 9 AM

Hand to Hold 2021 NICU Community Conference

Hand to Hold is hosting a FREE, virtual conference on November 3-5, 2021 for NICU families and NICU professionals that is exclusively focused on family-centered care and topics directly related to and for NICU families. Important issues ranging from mental health challenges that often follow a traumatic birth to tackling common concerns for NICU graduates including feeding, sensory integration, and meeting developmental milestones will be covered. Leading subject experts will interlace NICU parent stories and real-world experiences throughout the entire agenda leaving all attendees encouraged, educated, and empowered. Register here.


CNMA Annual Meeting!

The CNMA Annual Meeting will take place on November 6-7, 2021 in Millbrae, California (just a few miles from San Francisco). We are delighted to offer both in person and virtual access for the 2021 CNMA Annual Meeting. Day 1 includes 8 CEUs focused on expanding your midwifery scope of practice, re-diversifying and growing the midwifery workforce through mentoring, preventing HIV, trauma-informed care, Black Centering, and an after hours dance party. Day 2 will offer a FREE anti-racism preceptor workshop. Register here!


Evidence to Application Summit: Utilizing low-dose aspirin to reduce pre-eclampsia

Leaders from hospitals, provider groups, public health, community-based organizations and birthing people with lived experience are all invited to attend this FREE program on November 7 from 8 AM - 12 PM. We plan to implement this campaign in target areas with a high risk for preeclampsia and prematurity rates. Our overarching goal of this Summit is to build out implementation strategies utilizing CMQCC’s soon-to-be-released Hypertension/ Preeclampsia Quality Improvement Toolkit – which supports hospitals in managing labor and delivery patients presenting with high blood pressure; and March of Dimes Low-Dose Aspirin Toolkit – which helps prenatal care providers and allied health professionals increase access, utilization and acceptability of low-dose aspirin during pregnancy to prevent preeclampsia

Please join us as we work together to ensure California’s birthing people, babies and their families have the best possible start to life. Register here.

PSI 2-Day Components of Care and Advanced Training

Postpartum support international is offering the 2-Day Components of Care and Advanced Trainings VIRTUALLY! All training dates offer the 2-day Components of Care, Advanced Psychotherapy, and Advanced Psychopharmacology.

25th Anniversary Nurse Leadership Forum

Synova welcomes all perinatal and neonatal nurse leaders in person to the 25th Anniversary Nurse Leadership Forum November 14-18, 2021 in Tucson, Arizona. Join us as we gain the confidence to step up to new opportunities, develop skill in navigating uncomfortable yet important conversations, deconstruct our understanding of other cultures and demographics and how they impact our work, and advance our emotional intelligence to foster the development of our teams. Learn more and register here.


2021 Annual Medicaid MCO Survey Report Release

Join the Institute for Medicaid Innovation (IMI) on Friday, November 19 from 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM PST for an engaging webinar about Medicaid health plan trends. Be the first to learn about IMI’s 2021 Annual Medicaid Health Plan Survey: Medicaid Access & Care in 2020 results including takeaways on health equity and structural racism, social determinants of health, the COVID-19 pandemic, and more. A panel of Medicaid experts will share reactions to report findings, provide important context and insights, and shed light on how Medicaid health plans and state Medicaid agencies can utilize the report. Register here.


The Science and Mystery of Pregnancy and Birth

The Association for Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology and Health 22nd International Congress will take place November 19-21, 2021. This three day virtual conference will feature ACNM’s President-Elect Heather Clarke, DNP, CNM, LM, APRN, RN, FACNM! Our growing knowledge about the complex prenatal and perinatal process relies on both the science of the known world and the mystery of the unknown. New aspects of this dynamic universal experience are discovered continually, and these discoveries offer hope and healing for the lives of mothers, babies, and families, which will shape our society. When we change how we think and teach about all dimensions of the birth experience, we are changing the world! Register here.

The Role of Maternal-Fetal Signal Coincidence in EFM

This AWHONN webinar will help attendees understand key concepts related to maternal-fetal heart rate coincidence and other types of artifact and formulate measures for troubleshooting equipment and patterns associated with EFM artifact. November 30, 2021, 11:00 - 12:30. 1.5 CEUs. $25 for members, $39 for nonmembers. Register here.

Building the Maternal Mental Health Constellation: Maternal Mental Health Forum

Save the Date: March 23-25, 2022. 2020 Mom presents The FORUM, an event where innovative and urgent solutions aimed at closing gaps in maternal mental health are presented via panel discussions, breakout sessions, and networking opportunities. Learn more here.

Implementing ACE Screenings: How-To Guide and Lessons from the Field

A recording and materials are now available for ACEs Aware's most recent FREE webinar, Implementing ACE Screenings: How-To Guide and Lessons from the Field, which highlights learnings from clinics across California. The webinar covers ways the How-To Guide can help your clinic move forward in its ACE screening journey, how several practices have implemented ACE screening for pediatrics and women’s health, and actionable ideas for clinical teams to implement ACE screening.

Applying Best Practices for Reporting Medical and Health Information on Birth Certificates

The National Association for Public Health Statistics and Information Systems (NAPHIS) has recently updated their FREE online course, Applying Best Practices for Reporting Medical and Health Information on Birth Certificates, in collaboration with the CDC National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS). This course is intended for anyone who is responsible for recording and/or gathering birth and fetal death record information, including midwives, physicians, nurses, and medical records staff. The course provides training on how to collect and record accurate information on births and fetal deaths, as well as providing awareness of the importance of quality data. More information is available here.

Preventing Racial and Ethnic Biases During Pandemics and Other Crises

To empower health care personnel to provide equitable care during crises like COVID-19, Diversity Science, a professional services firm focused on accelerating progress towards diversity, equity, and inclusion in health care, has developed three free online training courses tailored to physicians, nurses, and nonclinical frontline staff. Each of the FREE training courses is approximately 25 minutes and can be completed at your convenience.

Saving the Lives of Moms and Babies

The National Partnership for Women & Families has joined the National Birth Equity Collaborative to produce the Saving the Lives of Moms & Babies series. The 10-part series connects the dots between how different socioeconomic factors affect maternal and infant health, the outsize impact these factors have on Black, Indigenous, and other People of Color (BIPOC) communities, and recommendations to effect the change we need to ensure all moms and babies thrive. Saving the Lives of Moms & Babies: Addressing Racism and Socioeconomic Influencers of Health presents a ground-breaking summary of how racism directly affects the bodies of moms and babies.

Inclusive Healthcare in Perinatal Nursing

Identifying and rectifying our own biases allows us to improve the outcomes of our patients. This online session will explore challenges related to implicit bias, health equity, disparities, and health care outcomes, as well as strategies and recommendations for addressing implicit bias to achieve the goal of health equity in perinatal healthcare. Registration: $25.00 for AWHONN Members, $39.00 E-members, $50 Non-members. 1.25 Contact Hours


 

Job Opportunities


Santa Rosa Birth Center

Santa Rosa Birth Center urgently seeks additional CNMs to join our team! We are celebrating our 28th anniversary of full-scope reproductive health, prenatal, postpartum and lactation support in California's 2nd oldest freestanding birth center. We attend births at our fully licensed and CABC accredited birth center and at two local, Level II hospitals. Our population is primarily publicly funded, with ~80% of clients receiving Medi-Cal. Our practice is collaborative and BUSY. Each CNM plays an integral role in the functioning of the birth center and must be willing to participate in both clinical and administrative responsibilities. This is an excellent opportunity to work in a joint, in-and-out of hospital setting, but isn't for the faint of heart. One year of experience in full-scope practice is preferred but we will consider strong new grads willing to work independently. Overall, we seek a candidate with a desire to promote community based midwifery care via an integrated midwifery model. The position is for a full-time CNM but would entertain part-time or per diem for the right candidate. Position includes competitive salary, medical, dental and vision benefits, malpractice insurance, and paid time off. Willingness to relocate to Sonoma County preferred. Please send a letter of interest & CV to esmith@santarosabirthcenter.com.

Sepsis Advisory Board Member

CNMA has been asked to identify a midwife with interest in infection/sepsis and/or disparities reduction to join a multi-disciplinary, multi-institutional clinical advisory board for an NIH grant set in CA and MI to reduce morbidity from sepsis and to reduce disparities. There is a modest compensation for time. The commitment includes four to six 1-hour meetings via Zoom, for 3-4 years. If you are interested and have expertise in this area, please email advocacy@cnma.org as soon as possible.


Evidence Based Birth Systems Administrator

Evidence Based Birth is seeking a talented Systems Administrator to work in a fully remote capacity. This is a great opportunity for someone who is looking for a flexible environment. Both full and part-time options are available. The right candidate will be responsible for maintaining the highest level of quality of systems support for the EBB team members and must have experience in WordPress and systems/technology. Learn more here. Please contact April Cash at: april@evidencebasedbirth.com.


Locum CNMs to care for Afghan Refugees

CNMs needed to assist Afghan refugees in Virginia, New Mexico, and New Jersey. Full time coverage needed with 12 and 8 hour shifts available. Must be flexible with day shifts/night shifts weekdays/weekends. Needed immediately and ongoing, and as soon as possible. California state licenses are acceptable. Must be COVID-19 vaccinated. Apply here.


Sutter Women’s Health in Davis - Certified Nurse-Midwife

Sutter Women's Health in Davis is seeking certified nurse-midwives to join us in an award winning and nationally recognized collaborative practice working in the office and community hospital setting. Both full and part time positions are available. Sutter Davis Hospital has a Level 1 nursery and offers a full spectrum of labor and delivery options, including low intervention birth, TOLAC/VBAC, hydrotherapy, nitrous oxide, anesthesia, and a volunteer doula service. The hospital is expanding and we are excited to grow our practice to meet our community's needs. This full scope position includes obstetrics, family planning, simple gynecology, and group prenatal care. Additional highly desirable skills: maternal mental health, first and third trimester ultrasound, cesarean first assist, leadership, support of physiologic labor and birth, and experience with LARC methods. For more information, please contact Krysta Burris, Physician Recruiter, at Develops@sutterhealth.org.


Sutter Women’s Health in Davis - Physician Position

Sutter Women's Health in Davis is seeking a full time OB-Gyn to join us in an award winning and nationally recognized collaborative practice working with certified nurse-midwives as part of a large multidisciplinary group, both in the office and community hospital setting. Sutter Davis Hospital offers a full spectrum of labor and delivery options, including low intervention birth, TOLAC/VBAC, hydrotherapy, anesthesia, and a volunteer doula service. The hospital is expanding and we are excited to grow our practice to meet our community's needs. Sutter Medical Group is recognized as a Top Performing Physician Group by the Integrated Healthcare Association, and Sutter Davis Hospital consistently ranks among the best places for families to give birth in California. Join us and enjoy an income guarantee with shareholder track, generous compensation and benefits including 401(k), advanced practice technology, and a positive work-life balance and Northern California’s natural beauty and lifestyle. For more information, please contact Krysta Burris, Physician Recruiter, at Develops@sutterhealth.org.


Kaiser Permanente

Kaiser Permanente is currently hiring six (6) certified nurse-midwives in the Sacramento area and in Walnut Creek/Antioch.


Journal of Midwifery and Women’s Health

The editors of the Journal of Midwifery and Women’s Health (JMWH) are seeking candidates for a Deputy Editor. The JMWH Editor-in-Chief and Deputy Editors comprise the Journal’s senior editors who direct the content, focus, and strategic development of the Journal. To apply, please email a curriculum vitae and letter of interest to Melissa Avery, JMWH Editor-in-Chief Elect at jmwh@acnm.org with questions. For more information, click here.


Maven Clinic

Maven Clinic is a digital telehealth platform that offers support via video appointments and messaging for people who are trying to conceive, are going through fertility treatments, are pregnant, or are post-partum. Maven Clinic is currently hiring doulas, midwives, lactation consultants, nurse practitioners, and reproductive endocrinologists. Apply here: https://www.mavenclinic.com/practitioners


 

Midwife Crush Mondays!


Do you know an amazing Midwife who is doing revolutionary work? We want to feature them on our social media platforms!


CNMA is looking for submissions for our new social media series “Midwife Crush Monday” where we highlight the stories of trailblazing midwives across the industry who are making a difference in the midwifery profession. You can even submit yourself!

Here’s what we’re looking for:

  • Midwife’s name (include pronouns)

  • Affiliated organization(s)

  • Why you became a midwife (and anything awesome you’d like to brag about)

  • Headshot/Photo if available

  • Bonus: Please include social media handles for tagging!

Please send submissions to sm@cnma.org for consideration!

 

Questions? News? Want to get involved?

Email us at info@cnma.org

That's all for this month's issue. Catch you next time!

-CNMA MEDIA TEAM

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