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Giving Birth to Midwives EnewsletterGIVING BIRTH TO MIDWIVES AME Newsletter

Giving Birth to Midwives is devoted to providing the most current information and issues in midwifery education, reviewing educational resources, introducing midwifery schools and reviewing the standards for MEAC accreditation.

View previous issues below.

Giving Birth to Midwives August 2013 ( view )

  • Taking AME, Association News from the President, Justine Clegg
  • Competency-Based Midwifery Education
  • The CPM Certification Process: Combining Advanced Learning Theory with Time-Honored Tradition
  • Midwives on the Cutting Edge: Competency-Based Educational Models
  • Problem Based Learning as a Tool for Competency Based Education
  • Electronic Clinical Tracking: Two Direct-Entry Schools Transition from Paper to Online
  • Advantages, Disadvantages, and Tips for Electronic Clinical Tracking
  • Understanding Pelvic Soft Tissue Anatomy: Can It Be Done?

Giving Birth to Midwives May 2013 ( view )

  • Taking AME, Association News from the President, Justine Clegg
  • US Midwifery Education, Regulation, & Association Consensus Meeting
  • Student Research
  • National Institutes of Health Consensus Development Conference Recommendations
  • 2013 National Birth Center Study II Results
  • Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing
  • Critical Congenital Heart Disease Screening for the Out-of-Hospital Provider
  • Current Cervical Cancer Screening Guidelines
  • 2013 Recommended Immunization Schedule for Adults
  • Institute of Medicine Birth Settings Workshop

Giving Birth to Midwives February 2013 ( view )

  • Taking AME, Association news from the President, Justine Clegg
  • Top Ten Tips for Midwifery Admissions Advisors
  • Improving Retention Rates in Midwifery Education Programs
  • Admissions at US Midwifery Programs: Survey Results
  • Increasing Cultural Diversity through Scholarships

Giving Birth to Midwives October 2012 ( view )

  • How Did We Get Here?
  • Social Change Begins in the Classroom: Cultural Humility and Anti-Oppression Resources for Midwifery Educators
  • A Preceptor's Perspective
  • One School's Journey to Dismantle Racism in the Classroom
  • Increasing Cultural Diversity in Midwifery Education and Practice
  • Student Perspective: Why the NARM Cultural Competency Requirement is One of the Best Parts of My Midwifery Training So Far
  • Maternal Health is a Human Right (Graduation Speech from Birthwise Midwifery School)

Giving Birth to Midwives June 2012 ( view )

  • CPM Symposium Report
  • The Road Less Traveled: The Journey from Student to Midwife
  • Graduating Midwifery School
  • Book Review of Professional Ethics in Midwifery Practice
  • Unity in the Midwifery Profession by the MCU Student Council
  • The Value of Comprensive Exams in a Well-Rounded Midwifery Education
  • 2012 Midwifery Graduates

Giving Birth to Midwives March 2012 ( view )

  • Letter from the New President of AME
  • Symposium 2012
  • Learning the Pelvic Exam: A New Student's Persective
  • Integrating New Students into your Midwifery Program
  • Sample Resource: Setting the Stage for Professional Electronic Communication for Student Midwives

Giving Birth to Midwives vol 5 #4 ( view )

  • Reflections on Precepting the Underperforming Student
  • A Clinical Director's Week
  • Clinical Department Update from the Midwives College of Utah
  • Sample Practicum/ Preceptor Evaluation Tools
  • Resources for Preceptors

Giving Birth to Midwives vol 5 #2 ( view )

  • The High-Tech, Networked Midwifery Student
  • How the Higher Education Opportunity Act Affects Midwifery Schools
  • Commonsense Childbirth School of Midwifery

Giving Birth to Midwives vol 5 #1 ( view )

  • Collaborate on our Website
  • Our November 2010 Meeting

Giving Birth to Midwives vol 4 #1 ( download PDF )

  • The Student Admission Process
  • A Short Guide to the Acadmeic Transcript
  • Standard 5: Fiscal and Administrative Capacity
  • Building an Effective Board of Directors

Giving Birth to Midwives vol 3 #2 ( download PDF )

  • Midwifery Education in a Multi-cultural Environment
  • The Association of Midwifery Educators
  • Helping Midwifery Students with Research
  • In the Literature
  • Standard Four – The Basic Necessities
  • A BOLD Achievement

Giving Birth to Midwives vol 2 #2 ( download PDF )

  • Clinical Training for Midwives: A survey of midwifery program administrators
  • The Syllabus: The First Step Towards Student Success
  • Uniting Midwives for the Mothers
  • Socrates the Intellectual Midwife
  • The Evolving Role of Seattle Midwifery School’s Faculty

Giving Birth to Midwives vol 2 #1 ( download PDF )

  • Issues for Midwifery Faculty: A Survey
  • Good Teachers
  • The Evolving Role of Seattle Midwifery School’s Faculty
  • MEAC Standard 3” Faculty, NARM Requirements for MEAC Students
  • Connecting for Quality Teaching, MEAC Celebrates a Giant Step
  • Sistah Care
  • Sierra Leone Midwives Delegation

Giving Birth to Midwives vol 1 #3 ( download PDF )

  • Developing a Midwifery Curriculum
  • Virtual Midwifery Practice at Miami Dade College
  • MEAC Standard 2: Curriculum
  • A Noble Cause – Midwives Delegation to Sierra Leone, West Africa
  • A Letter from Karen, A Seattle Midwife in Indonesia
  • Tools for Talking when the Stakes are High

Giving Birth to Midwives vol 1 #2 ( download PDF )

  • The Changing Midwifery Student
  • How to be a Successful Preceptor
  • A Co-Founder’s Story of National Midwifery Institute
  • Tools for Accreditation, Midwifery Education: International Connections
  • Stories from Afghanistan Bring Perspective, My Vision of Midwifery (Lisa Tildon)

Giving Birth to Midwives vol 1 #1 ( download PDF )

  • Outreach to Educators Project
  • Voices of Our Alumni
  • A Ten Year Plan
  • Florida School of Traditional Midwifery’s Birth Center of Gainesville is Honored with the Johnson & Johnson Community Health Care Grant
  • Proposal to Start a Case-Study Bank

EDUCATORS' RESOURCES – Here are some of the resources available to you as a member:

Resources for Academic Faculty
Resources for Preceptors/ Clinical Faculty
Resources for Administrators
Nuts and Bolts of Teaching


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