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Avoiding Burnout in Midwifery

The current culture of maternity care in the United States is at best lacking and at worst dangerous. With maternal mortality and postpartum depression rates at an all time high, unnecessary inductions and cesareans still incredibly common and breastfeeding rates staggeringly low, it’s time for a change. Midwifery care has been proven to improve almost all of those statistics but as it stands, there are not enough midwives to impact this kind of drastic change we need. The reason we don’t have enough midwives is because the rates of burnout in midwifery are so high. It’s time for midwives to join forces and begin taking care of themselves and each other to avoid burnout so that we can help more women have positive and empowering birth experiences and change the current culture of maternity care. This presentation will discuss why it’s so important to avoid burnout and give practical suggestions on how to avoid burnout both in midwifery education and midwifery practice.

This is a series of lectures originally presented at our 2020 GOLD Midwifery Conference.

$15.00 USD
Total CE Hours: 1.00   Access Time: 2 Weeks  
Lectures in this bundle (1):
Durations: 60 mins

Madeline Murray is a homebirth baby, homebirth turned hospital-transfer mom, midwife on a mission to make more midwives and bring the midwives model of care to more American families. Madeline’s passion project, Believe in Midwifery is designed to raise awareness among midwives and mothers about the perils of the on-call lifestyle and the changes in practice necessary for making midwifery careers more attainable for students and more sustainable for practicing midwives. Through writing, speaking engagements and personalized consultations Madeline hopes to encourage midwives to begin working with one another to reduce burnout and to become aware of their own unique needs to make their midwifery careers long lasting.

Objective 1: Discuss why Sustainable Midwifery is so important in our current culture of maternal mortality

Objective 2: Discuss how certain practices common in midwifery lead to self-neglect and ultimately burnout

Objective 3: Explain how the stress of midwifery care affects the body

Objective 4: Use tools to avoid burnout in their own careers

Abstract:

The current culture of maternity care in the United States is at best lacking and at worst dangerous. With maternal mortality and postpartum depression rates at an all time high, unnecessary inductions and cesareans still incredibly common and breastfeeding rates staggeringly low, it’s time for a change. Midwifery care has been proven to improve almost all of those statistics but as it stands, there are not enough midwives to impact this kind of drastic change we need. The reason we don’t have enough midwives is because the rates of burnout in midwifery are so high. It’s time for midwives to join forces and begin taking care of themselves and each other to avoid burnout so that we can help more women have positive and empowering birth experiences and change the current culture of maternity care. This presentation will discuss why it’s so important to avoid burnout and give practical suggestions on how to avoid burnout both in midwifery education and midwifery practice.

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Accreditation

Midwifery CEUs (MEAC Schools):
This program is approved for Midwifery CEUs through the Midwifery Education & Accreditation Council equivalent to 1 hour. CEUs are applicable for Certified Professional Midwives recertifying through the North American Registry of Midwives (NARM).

ACNM CEUs:
This program is approved for 1 hour of education by the American College of Nurse Midwives. This credit is applicable to Nurse-Midwives, Certified Midwives, Registered Nurses. May be accepted by other certifying bodies.

ACM CPD Recognised Hours:
This program is approved for ACM CPD Recognised Points equivalent to 1 hour of education by the Australian College of Midwives (ACM).

CERPs - Continuing Education Recognition Points
Applicable to IBCLC Lactation Consultants, Certified Lactation Consultants (CLCs), CBEs, CLE, Doulas & Birth Educators. This program us approved for 1 CERP (R-CERPs) GOLD Conferences have been designated as a Long Term Provider of CERPs by the IBLCE--Approval #CLT114-07

If you have already participated in this program, you are not eligible to receive additional credits for viewing it again. Please sent us an email to [email protected] if you have any questions. Additional Details - Viewing Time: 2 Weeks

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