As we come to the close of National Midwifery Week, we want to take a moment to thank all of you for your time, your caring, your hard work and your strength. Midwives across the state of Georgia provide an invaluable service to the women in our state and it is a huge privilege to be involved in this work with you.
National ACNM has just rolled out a Membership Contest through November 15. Members who recruit midwives to join ACNM will be entered into a drawing to win a FREE ATTENDEE REGISTRATION to the 62nd ACNM Annual Meeting in Chicago, IL in May 2017. Additionally, the Affiliate with the most new members also wins a prize to put forward to Affiliate actions in their state. Join us in collaboration, support, education, research and advocacy! Details can be found here: http://www.midwife.org/Membership-Contest
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GEORGIA MIDWIFE OF THE DAY
Name: Shana DeLoach
Years of Practice: 3
Practice name/location/website: Women’s Healthcare Associates, Athens, GA http://www.womenshealthcareassociates.com/
Population served: private pay population
Why Midwifery: Initially, I planned to practice primary care, but I became passionate about women’s health during graduate school – I love the relationships with women and seeing/being a part of the remarkable transition to motherhood. Also, I love the clinical skills we are able to practice and the high-intensity moments associated with practicing on labor & delivery.
ACNM member: Yes. I believe it’s important to stay connected through a professional organization – it’s been helpful during training, while seeking employment, and also, for continuing my education through CMEs and the journal.
Words of wisdom: As a recent student, it’s so important to take time to train the next generation of midwives – I’ve learned so much more from the women who have taken time to invest in me than I ever would have learned through reading and studying alone.
Words of wisdom to women: Birth is unpredictable and flexibility is key. Find a provider you can trust so that you are able to work together to make the best decisions for your birth experience. Teamwork is so vital and midwives want to be for you, not against you.
How I celebrate midwifery: I try to celebrate in the moment immediately after a baby is born – it’s such a special time – before the rest of the busy work has to resume, it’s a nice moment to take a deep breath and be thankful for each of these small moments.