Check out this article on the front page of today’s New York Times, discussing the rising incidence of gestational diabetes in New York, and what a worrisome trend this is. And then check out the fact that CNMs are quoted:
“It’s really disturbing to us that women come into their pregnancies obese and then leave them even more obese,” said Barbara Hackley, a certified nurse-midwife at the health center of the Children’s Health Fund and Montefiore Medical Center in the South Bronx. “I’ve seen weight gains during pregnancies of 50 to 60 pounds. We’ve had 11- and 12-pound babies that are very dangerous to deliver.”
Increasing rates of gestational diabetes…not so cool. Midwives quoted as experts in newspaper articles…very, very cool.