FAQ: COVID-19, Pregnancy and Childbirth

By Laurel Johnson Pregnancy is a time of joy and anticipation for many people, and giving birth requires a lot of prepping and planning. The continued COVID-19 pandemic adds another layer of complication to this process and has left many …

COVID-19 and Childbirth: Inequities for People of Color

By Laurel Johnson From the eradication of traditional healing traditions to the infamous Tuskegee study to the stunning contribution of Henrietta Lacks, the medical community has a long, oppressive and exploitative history toward people of color. As Harriet A. Washington …

Top 6 Apps to Recommend to Expecting Parents

It’s true—knowledge is power, and arming expecting parents with knowledge will provide them with an added degree of support and comfort during this stressful and exciting time in their lives. While your role as a certified nurse-midwife is to educate …

History of the ANCM and AMCB

Having the Certified Nurse-Midwife (CNM) credential from the American Midwifery Certification Board (AMCB) distinguishes advanced practice nurses with advanced medical training from other professionals who attend childbirth, such as doulas, birth companions, or birth supporters. The importance of this distinction …