December 5

Water Labor and Birth: New Guidance

For the first time, guidance on hydrotherapy during labor and birth has been created by maternity care experts providing health care professionals and institutions with consensus that had been previously lacking on this topic. A collaboration of the National Association of Certified Professional Midwives (NACPM), American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM), the American Association of Birth.

November 20

NACPM State Legislative Toolkit; ICM Report

State Legislative Toolkit Now Available Curious how your state licensing law measures up when compared to national and international standards?  Need help planning a campaign to secure licensure for CPMs in your state?  Would information about the benefits of midwifery care be useful in your efforts to promote CPMs?  NACPM has heard your requests for.

November 13

NACPM Announcement of Cross-Racial Shared Leadership

“Organizations have a calling to contribute something energetically, valuably to the world, and an evolutionary energy to move toward that calling.” *   The NACPM Board of Directors is taking an extraordinary new direction this year by electing Tanya Khemet and Audrey Levine as Co-Presidents. This decision builds on two important commitments. The first is.

November 7

Join us for our Annual Meeting on Thursday!

Calling all CPMs and others interested in the work of NACPM! You are invited to participate in our 2016 Annual Meeting this Thursday, November 7 at 2:00 pm EST. The meeting will be held on-line. Register Here This past year, NACPM has undertaken several important initiatives, each designed to strengthen the three pillars of a.

October 31

Our Chapters Are Thriving!

Congratulations to the Illinois Council for Certified Professional Midwives, our newest NACPM State Chapter! We’ve seen the ground breaking work that you’ve accomplished around midwifery legislation in Illinois, and we are excited to work alongside you to bring that work to fruition. NACPM is working hard to generate high quality webinars for our members and.

October 24

NACPM’s new Leadership Team

Our most recent newsletter chronicles our recent Board meeting and our shift towards a shared and cross-racial leadership model. In addition, learn about our upcoming webinar on CPMs and Payment Reform. Read the newsletter here

October 14

Payment Reform in Maternity Care

Maternity care in the United States is unnecessarily expensive and does not produce the best results. Midwives know it and now leading experts in health care payment reform agree. But whether CPMs will be seen as part of the solution and whether CPMs are prepared to participate in the new payment reform models are open.

October 7

CPMs: Playing a Leading Role in the Development of Birth Centers in the U.S.

Congratulations to Amy Johnson-Grass – First CPM to Serve as President of the American Association of Birth Centers! The membership of the American Association of Birth Centers (AABC) has elected Amy Johnson-Grass, ND, LM, LN, CPM, President-Elect of the AABC. Johnson-Grass is the first Certified Professional Midwife to serve as President of the Association. As.

October 3

CPMs and State Licensure: Finding New Ways Forward in Today’s Environment

State licensure, combined with national certification, is essential to the future of CPMs. Twenty years after creation of the CPM credential, 24 of the 29 states that license direct-entry midwives recognize the CPM credential as a route to licensure. (see a state-by state chart here.) While there are many obstacles to achieving licensure in every.