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The American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM) is trying a new approach to raise awareness and its profile: postage stamps. The ACNM has teamed up with Stamps.com to offer a limited edition set of stamps with various images—photos of newborns, a pregnant belly, a mom and baby or an artistic message with the ACNM web site.
When Noelle Hawton, 39, vice president of a public relations agency in Bloomington, Minn., gave birth to her first baby in 2000, she experienced a typical hospital delivery. "I had fetal monitoring and an epidural, and the doctor had to use both suction and forceps to get the baby out," she recalls. "It felt a bit like 'us against them,' because I wanted to avoid these things."