Midwife Myth Busters
Check out Our Moment of Truth website about commonly heard myths- and the truth- about midwifery practice: http://www.ourmomentoftruth.com/mythbusting
What are the myths that you hear most often in your practice? Share your myths and how you share your truth here! #MidwivesMakeADifference; #NatMW16; #GeorgiaMidwives
GEORGIA MIDWIFE OF THE DAY
Name: Patricia Riley
Years of Practice: 35 years
Practice name/location/website: CDC’s Division of Global HIV & TB
Population served: sub-Saharan women with HIV or at risk for HIV
Why midwifery: Was first directed to this area during my years as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Senegal, West Africa. My Peace Corps doctor was a major influence on my career direction – and I owe him a huge debt of gratitude for his wisdom and direction to this profession.
Are you an ACNM member? Why? I believe in supporting professional organizations that further the role/clinical standards of nurse midwifery.
Words of wisdom to midwives: There is so much unrealized potential for the influence that nurse midwives can have both domestically and certainly globally. We are the standard bearers for good clinical practice.
Words of wisdom to women: Your best advocates in health care throughout the life cycle are nurses & nurse-midwives.
How you celebrate midwifery: Next week I will be in Kenya working in a rural hospital with Kenya nurses and midwives on improving their diagnosis and clinical management of HIV-infected women.