• Film Screening of Microbirth

    by  • March 7, 2016

    Come support midwifery in the state of Maine! Join us at Belfast’s Colonial Theatre on Sunday, March 13th to screen the award winning documentary Microbirth. Bid on items at the silent auction (4pm-5pm) View the award-winning film Microbirth (5pm-6pm) Enjoy some free refreshments (all evening!) Tickets can be purchased at the door and are...

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    Circus Soiree Hosted by MACPM

    by  • March 7, 2016

    MACPM is hosting an exciting Circus Soiree! Join us Friday, March 25th for a night of performance, eating, drinking, music, and dance! The event features acts from CircusMaine, latin music courtesy of Maine’s own Primo Cubano, catering by acclaimed chef Brian Begerly, a cash bar, and a silent auction. Proceeds to benefit the Maine Midwives’ campaign to license midwifery...

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    LD 690 Bill to License Midwives.

    by  • March 7, 2016

    MACPM has been working for the past two years towards creating a bill to license CPM’s in the state of Maine, and we are coming close to the finish line! If you would like to know more about the bill please read the Bangor Daily News article which reviews the proposed bill. Article about LD690...

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    Gofundme page

    by  • March 4, 2016

    Help home birth midwives become licensed in Maine The Maine Association of Certified Professional Midwives needs your support! We are reaching the end of the process to create and implement a licensing bill (LD690) for Maine Midwives, and we need your help to complete this important work. Please consider making a donating to this...

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    MACPM Endorses Bills that Support Breastfeeding

    by  • May 15, 2013

    MACPM has endorsed two important pieces of legislation designed to support women in breastfeeding their babies.   LD 777, “An Act To Protect Working Mothers Who Breast-feed” and LD 830, “An Act To Further Protect Pregnant Women under the Maine Human Rights Act” are currently being reviewed by the Maine Judiciary Committee.  MACPM has...

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    Breastfeeding, Support, Tradition and the Penobscot Nation

    by  • December 5, 2012

    “We focused on grandparents in our education program to make sure the latest and correct information was available to families and hoped this would help support mothers with breastfeeding and infant care,” says Andrea Mietkiewicz, RN, CPM, CLC, RN, Nurse Manager and Maternal-Child-Health Coordinator for Penobscot Nation Health Department, and the program organizer. Mothers,...

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    Gestational Diabetes

    by  • December 5, 2012

    Interesting: “There is uncertainty as to the optimal approach for screening and diagnosis of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM). Based on systematic reviews published in 2003 and 2008, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force concluded that there was insufficient evidence upon which to make a recommendation regarding routine screening of all pregnant women.” http://www.ahrq.gov/clinic/tp/gdmexuptp.htm

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