California Nurse-Midwives Association


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CNMA Annual Meeting

Saturday, October 7th


San Diego, CA

Speakers to Date: 

Donna Emmanuel, NP - advance practice issues

Jean Maunder, CNM - rotating the OP fetus

Brie Thumm, CNM - burnout

CEUs will be offered!




ACNM Annual Meeting Awards: 

Every year ACNM gives out awards to outstanding midwives. This year we had several award winners from California:

Outstanding Preceptor Award:

Vanessa Wright, CNM, Naval Medical Center, San Diego

Ana Delgado, CNM, UCSF/SFGH midwifery program


Excellence in Teaching Award:

Rebekah Kaplan, CNM, UCSF School of Women's Health Care Nursing


JMWH Mary Ann Shaw New Author Award:

Jyesha Wren Serbin, CNM, Kaiser Redwood City / Alameda Health Care System


Congratulations to all of them!!




CDC releases general guidelines for vaccination providers
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Longer breast-feeding tied to reduced post-cesearean chronic pain
Chronic pain after cesearean deliveries was less likely among mothers who breast-fed longer, according to a 185-woman study in Spain to be presented at the Euroanaesthesia Congress. Of participants who breast-fed for two months or less, 23% reported chronic pain after four months, compared to 8% of those who breast-fed longer.
HealthDay News (6/3) 



Study shows benefits of mindfulness-based childbirth education
Pregnant women who attended mindfulness-based childbirth education classes said they were better able to cope with childbirth, experienced improved mental well-being and had fewer depression symptoms, compared with women who participated in standard childbirth education, researchers reported in the journal BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth. The narcotic use rate during labor was 62% for women in the standard group, compared with 31% for women in the mindfulness group.
United Press International (5/24) 


Sleep apnea tied to higher risk of complications during pregnancy
Data on more than 1.5 million pregnant women found those with sleep apnea had a higher risk of prepregnancy and pregnancy complications, including heart failure, hysterectomy, preeclampsia and gestational diabetes, compared with those who did not have sleep apnea. Researchers told the American Thoracic Society's annual meeting that pregnant women with sleep apnea also were more likely to have longer hospital stays and admission to the ICU.
HealthDay News (5/22) 


Study: Women who breast-feed may have lower cancer risk
An analysis of 17 studies found women who had breast-fed their children had a 11% lower risk of endometrial cancer, compared with women who had not breast-fed, according to a study in Obstetrics and Gynecology. Researchers said longer breast-feeding, up to 6 months to 9 months, was associated with even lower risks.
Reuters (6/1) 


Mothers with HIV benefit from postpartum antiretroviral therapy
A study involving 1,652 women in Argentina, Botswana, Brazil, China, Haiti, Peru, Thailand and the US suggests that postpartum antiretroviral treatment is beneficial to mothers with early-stage HIV, according to a study in the journal PLOS ONE. The study found that those who continued ART after giving birth experienced a 50% reduction stage II and III clinical events.
MD Magazine online (5/22) 


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