Scaling Up and Sustaining Midwifery

Scaling Up and Sustaining Midwifery

About Us

Grow Midwives works on building relationships and educating physicians, hospitals, and midwives about best practices in collaborative care experiences. A variety of care models, in a variety of settings, can be implemented with our expert assistance.

Our Services

We scale up and sustain Midwifery in the US through our four product lines: one-on-one assistance with midwives, practice development, birth facility settings, and advocacy work. Have your voice heard and grow your practice with Grow Midwives.

Events

Grow Midwives focuses on coordinating stakeholders from every level of the medical community to create change through advocacy and awareness. Join us at our different speaking and educational events throughout the year.

About Us

Grow Midwives works on building relationships and educating physicians, hospitals, and midwives about best practices in collaborative care experiences. A variety of care models, in a variety of settings, can be implemented with our expert assistance.

Our Services

We scale up and sustain Midwifery in the US through our four product lines: one-on-one assistance with midwives, practice development, birth facility settings, and advocacy work. Have your voice heard and grow your practice with Grow Midwives.

Events

Grow Midwives focuses on coordinating stakeholders from every level of the medical community to create change through advocacy and awareness. Join us at our different speaking and educational events throughout the year.

Learn more about our Services

Learn more about our Services

Our Thoughts

Stuck – Assessing here and now while thinking forward!

Stuck – Assessing here and now while thinking forward!

  We all have been there. Trying to figure out why our professional career or practice is not growing. How can we figure out ways to collaborate better, work more efficiently, reignite shared passion, implement meaningful performance indicators, and advocate for...

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Nobody Told Me About That

Nobody Told Me About That

  Did you, a friend or family member experience a fully supported, well informed, calm postpartum experience? Isn’t that what most new parent’s hope for and expect? An easy transition most health care providers must believe, as families are sent home 48 hours...

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Meet Grow Midwives

Ginger Breedlove

PhD, CNM, FACNM, FAAN

Principal Consultant

Lesley Rathburn

MSN, CNM, FNP, FACNM

Senior Consultant

Joseph Booth

JD, Mdiv., FAAML

In-House Counsel

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“There are few leaders in the American maternal health system that I respect and admire more than Ginger and Lesley. They have improved the wellbeing of countless moms and babies, not only through their own clinical practices, but through building professional bridges and laying the foundation for how midwives and physicians, birth centers and hospitals, can and should work together.”

- NEEL SHAH, MD, MPP, FACOG

“Ginger has been my ideal model of professional midwifery for over 20 years...  It was Ginger’s wisdom and professional demeanor, tireless research into best practices and seasoned leadership that made the practice a success...  She combines a unique mix of experience, warmth, intelligence, practicality and passion which she brings to every project to which she commits.”

ELIZABETH WICKSTROM, MD, FACOG

 

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4 days ago

Grow Midwives

Where are the midwives?

This free article from JMWH in January reviews CNM and CM numbers, location of practice and addresses the need for expanding the women's health care workforce.

"Restrictive practice environments remain a barrier to a
women’s access to maternity and reproductive health services from CNMs/CMs. Establishing regulatory frameworks that allow autonomous midwifery practice in states with currently more restrictive environments has the potential to significantly improve access for women to maternity care services and help relieve the growing problem of women struggling to find maternity care.37,38 The visual evidence provided herein of large areas of the United States with no access to midwives and related research documenting the rise of maternity care deserts establishes that the time for regulatory reform is at
hand."

For those who know the work of Dr. Gene Declercq and his team at Boston University School of Public Health, this most recent analysis casts insight into WHY Midwifery practices can close without cause or explanation.

Barriers to full scope midwifery care is rooted in the lack of autonomy as a profession - a recognized, highly regarded profession in every other high-income country.

#TheMoreYouKnow
#GrowMidwives
#FullScopePractice

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Grow Midwives

Registration for free, 90-minute webinar THIS Wednesday night, July 1, 7-8:30 CST will be open until 7/1 at 5:00 PM, CST.

"Landing the Interview & Job Offer"

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