California Nurse-Midwives Association

Registration Now Open!

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!

Charity Fundraising Dinner Party

benefiting the Fistula Foundation and CNMA

Saturday, September 30, 2017


Join us for a catered dinner at Dr. Cheri Lowre's beautiful home in Woodland Hills (Southern California). The event includes a catered dinner, appetizers, alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, a silent auction, and a live jazz band. Dinner tickets are $75 per person. There will be a premium wine/alcohol bar for a small extra fee.

Also offered are raffle tickets for $10 each or 6 for $50. Raffle ticket prizes include:

$1,000 cash
$500 cash
Blue Diamond Earrings

You do not need to be present to win the raffle prizes. Raffle tickets purchased will be added to the drawing and winners not present will be notified via phone call and arrangements will be made for delivery and/or pick-up of the items won. The raffle will be drawn during the dinner party on September 30th.

At the event there will also be silent and live auction items.

Click Here to Register Today!

Hypertensive pregnancy disorders tied to later hypertension risk
Pregnant women with hypertensive disorders have a higher risk of developing hypertension for years after their first pregnancy, compared with pregnant women with normal blood pressure, researchers reported in The BMJ. A second study found being overweight or obese was the only lifestyle factor consistently linked to a greater risk of chronic hypertension.
MedPage Today (free registration) (7/17) 

Healthy lifestyle reduces pregnancy risks, research shows
Healthy diet and exercise habits during pregnancy reduced gestational diabetes risk by 24% and cesarean-section delivery risk by about 10%, researchers said. The review of 36 studies, published in The BMJ, found a healthy lifestyle also reduced the risk of excessive weight gain during pregnancy.
HealthDay News (7/19) 

Prenatal test scans fetal genome at 10 weeks
A whole genome non-invasive prenatal test has been developed to identify chromosomal abnormalities at 10 weeks of pregnancy. The offshoot of a test for Down's syndrome could help identify pregnant women who need monitoring for risks of miscarriage or other complications.
New Scientist (free content) (7/18) 

USPSTF draft guidelines recommend against routine ovarian cancer screening
The US Preventive Services Task Force has released a draft recommendation advising against ovarian cancer screening for asymptomatic women, but the recommendation does not apply to women who are at high risk of developing the disease, such as carriers of BRCA mutations. The panel found that screening asymptomatic women does not reduce the number of deaths from ovarian cancer, and it could even lead to unnecessary surgeries, a task force member said.
HealthDay News (7/18),  Medscape (free registration) (7/18) 

Study finds link between menopause age, type 2 diabetes risk
A study in Diabetologia found early onset of menopause was associated with an increased likelihood of developing type 2 diabetes, compared with late menopause. The findings were based on 3,639 women in a Dutch study and showed the risk for type 2 diabetes was lower with every additional year in age at natural menopause.
MedPage Today (free registration) (7/18) 

Deadline extended to Aug. 7 for the Reducing Primary Cesarean Project
The deadline to apply to join the Reducing Primary Cesarean Project has been extended to Monday, Aug. 7. There's still time for your organization to become part of the 2018 RPC collaborative. Read more.

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