May 31, 2016-- Massachusetts midwives honored at 2016 ACNM Awards Ceremony. Susan DeJoy, Sukey Krause and Rachel Graber were recipients of awards. Kathryn Kravetz Carr and Julie Paul were inducted as ACNM Fellows. And Susan Kamin was awarded a community grant for her "Midwives for Peace and Justice" organization.
March 3, 3016-- MA ACNM President Katherine Rushfirth, CNM, spoke to WBUR about the underutilization of midwives in the US
February 22, 2016-- Marie Henderson, CNM, Director of Midwifery at Mass General Hospital, spoke to CBS about the benefits of "rooming in"
February 2, 2012-- Legislative Success ! Governor Duval Patrick signed H 3815 into law, congratulations and thank you to midwives, and supporters in Massachusetts!
Pictured Ruth Keen, Kay Khan (state representative and bill sponsor), Duval Patrick, Kathy Jones-McWilliams, Laure Friedman, Milree Keeling, Margie Beal, Linda Anne L'abbe, Julie Paul, Julie Mottl-Santiago (obscured), Leslie Ludka, Robyn Churchill, Peggy Garland, Michele Helgeson, Jennifer Benson (state representative), Catherine Walker, Monica Joyce.
This legislation will pave the way to better access to women's health care across the commonwealth by setting the stage for independent midwifery practice consistent with the Standards for the Practice of Midwifery (link) and the Joint Statement of Practice Relations between OB/GYNs and CNM/CMs (link). The Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing updated regulations (244 CMR 4.00) governing the practice of the Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) effective August 1, 2014.