MANA: Midwives Alliance of North America
The mission of the Midwives Alliance of North America is to unite, strengthen, support and advocate for the midwifery community and to promote educational, economic, and cultural sustainability of the midwifery profession. (revised May 2020)
NARM: North American Registry of Midwives
NARM’s mission is to provide and maintain an evaluative process for multiple routes of midwifery education and training; to develop and administer a standardized examination system leading to the credential “Certified Professional Midwife” (CPM); to identify best practices that reflect the excellence and diversity of the independent midwifery community as the basis for setting the standards for the CPM credential; to publish, distribute and/or make available materials that describe the certification and examination process and requirements for application; to maintain a registry of those individuals who have received certification and/or passed the examination; to manage the process of re-certification; and to work in multiple arenas to promote and improve the role of CPMs in the delivery of maternity care to women and their newborns.
American college of Nurse Midwives
We, the midwives of the American College of Nurse-Midwives, affirm the power and strength of women and the importance of their health in the well-being of families, communities and nations. We believe in the basic human rights of all persons, recognizing that women often incur an undue burden of risk when these rights are violated.
NACPM: National Association of Certified Professional Midwives
NACPM envisions a primary birth care system in our country where all birthing people access care through a midwife, where birth place is the choice of the family, and where all childbearing people and their babies have the same chance to be healthy.
National Black Midwives Alliance:
Mission: The mission of the National Black Midwives Alliance is to establish a representative voice at the national level that organizes, advocates, and brings visibility to the issues impacting Black midwives and the communities they serve.
National Indigenous Midwives Alliance (NIMA): currently in formation
Birthing Rights Bar Association:
Human Rights in Childbirth
The Big Push
Citizens for Midwifery
Improving Birth Coalition
Foundation for Advancing Midwifery
Our Bodies, Ourselves
Alabama Midwives Alliance
Mission: ALMA seeks to preserve the art and practice of midwifery and to act as a self-governing body for those interested in midwifery as a profession in the state of Alabama.
MAA: Midwives Association of Alaska
The Midwives Association of Alaska (MAA) exists to promote midwifery in Alaska through continuing education, support, and structure for Certified Direct-Entry Midwives and midwifery students. We are committed to the Midwifery Model of Care, providing choices in childbirth for women and babies. The Midwives Model of Care is based on the fact that pregnancy and birth are normal life processes.
Arizona Association of Midwives
Mission: To advance the quality and accessibility of midwifery in Arizona.
Arizona Midwives organization
Mission: We are a home for education, resources, and networking resources for all midwives in the great state of Arizona. This organization was founded by members of Blossom Birth and Wellness Center located in Phoenix as a growing source of information to help develop the midwife community.
CALM: California Association of Licensed Midwives
Strengthens the profession of California licensed midwives through advocacy and training. Increases access to midwifery care by ensuring that licensed midwives are visible, integrated into California’s health care system, accessible and valued providers of maternity care throughout California.
Californians for the Advancement of Midwifery
Our mission is to increase access to midwifery care in California. We work towards a future where everyone who wants a midwife has one, and for midwives to practice sustainably and be free from onerous regulation.
San Francisco Homebirth Collective
San Francisco Homebirth Collective is a cooperative of independent midwives in the San Francisco Bay Area who believe in the transformative power of birth.
Community Roots Midwives Collective
Community Roots Midwife Collective (CRMC) works to foster an inclusive environment that recognizes the contributions and supports the advancement of all people, regardless of race, ethnicity, national origin, immigration status, gender, religion, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or disability. CRMC believes that an inclusive environment enhances the quality of healthcare, improves community relations, and positively affects the health status of society as a whole. CRMC is committed to ongoing transparency, as a diverse collective addressing community feedback and recognizing their part in health equity locally and nationally. CRMC believes in the responsibility health care providers have in the advancement of society and are committed to the on going development of what it takes to create an inclusive environment, including their own ongoing education.
Ubuntu Black Family Wellness Collective
Midwives Association of Florida
Mission: Promote the health and wellbeing of low-risk healthy families by empowering Midwives through advocacy, connection, and education.
Florida Council of Nurse Midwives
Mission: The Florida Council of Nurse-Midwives is a professional organization comprised of certified nurse-midwives all across the state of Florida. The FCNM works collaboratively with our members, healthcare colleagues and organizations and communities we serve to improve access, outcomes and quality of care focusing specifically maternal, women’s and reproductive healthcare.
Georgia Association of Midwives
Mission: The association supports the premise that midwives in GMA are primary health care professionals who independently provide care during pregnancy, birth, and the postpartum period for women and newborns within their communities.
Georgia Certified Professional Midwives
Mission: Our mission is to strengthen and support excellence in the Certified Professional Midwife (CPM) profession and influence birth health policy to ensure that all childbearing people and babies of Georgia have a healthy start.
Midwives Alliance of Hawaii
MAH provides families access to licensed midwives who practice the midwifery model of care in accordance with international standards. MAH believes that collaboration within our communities improves health outcomes and professional relationships. Through collaboration families are best able to be supported in their choices.
Pacific Birth Collective
Mission: We are a community-based professional collective growing a network of service providers and island families dedicated to education, support, and advocacy for birth & wellness choices across Hawai’i.
Hawaii Home Birth Collective
Mission: Hawai`i Home Birth Collective (HiHBC) is a self-regulated home birth midwifery organization dedicated to the preservation, perpetuation, and diversity of home birth practices and autonomy in home birth midwifery care. We continue to support and maintain a family’s right to select a home birth provider of their choice.
Idaho Midwifery Council
Mission:The IMC supports and promotes the option of community birth for families in Idaho. It facilitates education and community amongst midwives through conferences and workshops. The IMC advocates for the midwifery profession, offering legislative support in maintaining and updating the rules and regulations of direct-entry midwifery in Idaho.
Illinois Council of Certified Professional Midwives
The Illinois Council of Certified Professional Midwives (ICCPM) is a nonprofit organization formed to promote the development and support of the practice of professional midwifery and establish it as a safe and reliable health care option for families in Illinois.
ACNM Illinois State Midwives
Indiana Midwives Association
Mission: Indiana Midwives Association is an organization dedicated to promoting high standards of midwifery and safe childbirth alternatives. Additionally, IMA seeks to encourage a sense of unity among midwives throughout the state, while fostering appreciation and respect for one another’s differences in education and professional backgrounds.
Mission:We hold as our goal positive, empowering birth experiences for women and families
as we strive to preserve the tradition of midwifery care in Iowa.
Kansas Midwives Alliance
Kansas Midwives are as diverse as the populations we serve. We are a set of richly talented, caring professionals dedicated to delivering specialized, expert maternity care, pre-conception counseling, well-woman care and more. We attend families in the hospital, in birth centers, and in the home. Kansas Midwives provide evidence-based care focused on supporting families to maintain healthy pregnancies and experience optimal birth outcomes.
Kentucky Association of Nurse Practitioners and Nurse-Midwives
Mission:To empower Kentucky Advanced Practice Registered Nurses in providing quality, accessible and compassionate healthcare through education, leadership and advocacy.
Kentucky Birch Coalition
Mission: To provide resources for finding homebirth midwives in Kentucky.
Maine Association of Certified Professional Midwives
Mission: Activities focus on promoting public awareness of midwifery as a safe and valid choice for maternity care and continually improving quality of care through continuing education, peer review, and collaboration. Our advocacy efforts support strong, safe, and independent midwife practice.
Association of Independent Midwives of Maryland
Mission: The home birth midwives of Maryland are an independent body of midwives (working outside of healthcare institutions) who are accountable to the families we serve by upholding professional standards of midwifery care. AIMM promotes greater understanding of the role of home birth and midwifery in Maryland by acting as the authority on the practice of home birth midwifery to other professional, legal, government, media and educational entities in Maryland and nationwide.
Maryland Families for Safe Birth
Mission: Maryland Families for Safe Birth was founded with the goal of passing legislation that would license Certified Professional Midwives in Maryland. Now that we’ve accomplished our original mission, MFSB has expanded its focus to promote evidence-based, culturally-sensitive maternity care in all birth settings.
Massachusetts Midwife Alliance
Mission: The Massachusetts Midwives Alliance (MMA) is a professional trade organization created by and for a dynamic and diverse group of midwives. The MMA was founded to build cooperation among midwives, and to promote midwifery as a means of improving health care for birthing people and their families.
Michigan Midwives Association
Mission:The Michigan Midwives Association (MMA) represents a network of midwives, childbirth professionals, and students, and the spectrum of the Midwives Model of Care. We believe out-of-hospital births, attended by trained midwives, are an essential option for healthy women and their families. We support the rights of parents to make informed decisions about childbirth. The MMA supports advances in the profession of midwifery which enhance quality, community, and education among midwives, consumers, and other health care providers.
Minnesota Council of Certified Professional Midwives
Mission:To educate the public about the option of midwifery care and its safety.To set a standard of excellence-of-care provided by midwives. To encourage communication between midwives and other health care professionals.
Missouri Midwives Association
Mission: A professional organization dedicated to promotion, protection, support and education for families and midwives in Missouri.
Membership is open to all midwives, aspiring midwives, friends and supporters.
Nearly every country in the world with maternal and infant mortality rates lower than the U.S. has midwives attending the majority of births.
Montana Midwives Association
Mission:To promote midwifery as a standard of health care for women and children.To promote midwifery education by apprenticeship through the art and science of midwifery with the aim of improving the standard of care provided to mothers and babies.To promote prenatal and childbirth education that encourages families to actively participate in making informed decisions and have more control and autonomy in their childbearing years.
Nevada Midwives Association
Mission:Nevada Midwives Association (NMA) asserts that midwives cover a wide scope in knowledge, training, experience, and extent of practice. NMA also asserts that each midwife should practice according to her own ability and conscience, so long as honesty and integrity with her clients prevail. Members of NMA agree to work toward the common purpose and goal of the organization, which is to keep the Midwives Model of Care available to the women of Nevada, through self governance.
New Hampshire Midwives Association
Mission: The New Hampshire Midwives Association (NHMA) is a group dedicated to the preservation and promotion of quality midwifery care and planned out-of-hospital birth across the state.
New Jersey Affiliate of the American College of Nurse Midwives
Mission:The New Jersey Affiliate of the American College of Nurse-Midwives promotes the health and well-being of women and newborns within their families and communities, through the development and support of the profession of midwifery as practiced by Certified Nurse-Midwives(CNMs) and Certified Midwives (CMs)
New Jersey Homebirth Midwives
New Mexico Coalition of Midwives
Mission:New Mexico Coalition of Midwives (NMCM) is a professional organization for midwives in New Mexico. NMCM provides continuing education, peer review, advocacy, resources, and support for midwives, thereby benefiting birthing families throughout the state.
Mission: NYC Midwives is a professional organization supporting both midwives and the practice of midwifery in New York City.
New York State Association of Licensed Midwives
Mission: Our focus is to combat the root causes of racialized health disparities and inequities, thereby reducing New York State’s perinatal morbidity and mortality rates. New York Midwives acknowledges and seeks to dismantle its role in midwifery’s history of white supremacy and racist exclusion described fully in the American College of Nurse-Midwives truth and reconciliation statement. We strive to amplify historically excluded voices in our education programs, workplaces, and care spaces throughout the state and transform laws, regulations and structures that do not promote human rights and individual wellbeing. As a body of midwives, we are committed to self and collective growth to facilitate care experiences where people and communities feel heard and understood.
Carolina Birth Junkies
Mission:Dedicated to furthering the education of Midwives, Nurses, Doulas, Physicians, Students- all of our fellow Birth Junkies who support physiologic birth. The goal is to work together to build the bridges from discipline to discipline in a fun, engaging atmosphere.
North Carolina Midwifery Education, Regulation, and Association
Mission: A collaborative work group of four state midwifery organizations dedicated to the advancement of midwifery in North Carolina.
Greater Grand Forks Breastfeeding Coalition
Mission: Every community must work together to ensure a child’s right to breast milk and a woman’s right to breastfeed. The Greater Grand Forks Breastfeeding Coalition is dedicated to protecting, promoting, and supporting breastfeeding.
OMA: Ohio Midwives Alliance
To expand communication and to build support among Ohio midwives and their supporters. To promote the Midwives Model of Care. To promote research and disseminate information regarding the safety of midwifery care and home birth.
To provide continuing education to midwives and public education about midwifery, prenatal care, childbirth, postpartum and newborn care.
Midwives Alliance of Pennsylvania
Mission: A professional organization for the homebirth midwives serving families in Pennsylvania. It took on the tasks of certifying non-nurse midwives, lobbying for legal recognition of non-nurse midwives, and encouraged general networking and collaboration between homebirth midwives.
SC Midwife Coalition
SCMC’S purpose is to create a powerful and unifying voice for all independent midwifery in South Carolina. We hope to strengthen growth and excellence in the profession and influence maternal health policy and regulations to ensure that all mothers and babies have a healthy start.
South Dakota Birth Matters
Mission: To ensure the provision of excellent birth and midwifery services throughout the state of South Dakota. We will prevail in our efforts through collaboration, communication and connection with modern birthing professionals.
Tennessee Midwives Association
Mission: State-wide organization of Certified Professional Midwives, Certified Nurse Midwives, and their supporters dedicated to safeguarding the independent practice of midwifery, the apprenticeship model, and the right of parents to choose where and with whom they give birth.
Association of Texas Midwives
Greater Houston Midwives Alliance
Mission: To promote quality maternal and child health care through continuing education and Peer Review of midwives in the Greater Houston area.
San Antonio Area Midwives Association
Mission: The San Antonio Area Midwives are dedicated to providing parents with the information they need to make informed choices for a healthy pregnancy and safe birth. You will find information on midwives, midwifery care, childbirth options and choices, and a list of midwives in the San Antonio area. Additionally, the San Antonio Area Midwives Association provides continuing education opportunities for midwives and midwifery students, including workshops and peer review.
The Consortium of Texas Certified Nurse-Midwives
Mission: Primary purpose is to promote and improve healthcare outcomes for the women and children of Texas. We advocate the practice of Texas nurse-midwives in the health care system as an ideal way of achieving safe, high quality, cost effective, and satisfying care for women and children. CTCNM also supports the freedom of women and families to choose with whom and where to have their baby within the safety bounds of evidence-based care.
Utah Midwives Organization
Mission: The Utah Midwives Organization (UMO) is a non-profit organization created by midwives, for midwives. Our mission is to preserve the unique legacy of Utah midwifery, invest in learning, build a culture of community, and promote professional relationships of trust and respect. The UMO provides unique opportunities for members to engage in peer reviews, annual conferences, quarterly trainings on relevant, evidence-based topics, and so much more. We strive to provide the community and connection so many midwives yearn for.
Vermont Midwives Association
Mission: To support midwives and advance the practice of midwifery in order to achieve optimal health for women through their lifespan.
Virginia Midwives Alliance
Postpartum Support Virginia
Mission: To educate families, healthcare providers and communities about Perinatal Mood & Anxiety Disorders (PMADs) and to provide resources to help new and expectant mothers and their families overcome anxiety, depression, and other PMADs.
MAWS: Midwives association of Washington State
To support Washington State midwives and the profession of midwifery by promoting reproductive justice, well-being, and access to care through professional development, advocacy, and community-based action.
Center for Indigenous Midwifery
Vision: Healing generations with Indigenous midwifery wisdom and culturally-centered family support.
Midwives Alliance of West Virginia
Mission:MAWV provides support to its midwives through extensive case, incident, and peer reviews with midwives who have expert experience in these processes. MAWV midwives have access to the extensive MAWV Standards of Care and Risk Factor Guidelines. MAWV midwives support student midwives through mentoring and assistance with apprenticeships.
Wisconsin’s Guild of Midwives
Mission:The Wisconsin Guild of Midwives supports the right of every family to have access to a skilled and licensed midwife. It is our position that licensed midwives represent the goals of best practice for safe care and should be available to all who pregnant people in the state of Wisconsin.
List of schools:
Common Sense Midwifery
Florida School of Traditional Midwifery
Mercy in Action College of Midwifery
Midwives College of Utah
National College of Midwifery
National Midwifery Institute
Southwest Wisconsin Technical College | Direct Entry Midwife Program
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