NACPM News and Information
Read the NACPM Statement of Strategic Intent to Address Racism and Racial Disparities in Maternity Care in the U.S.
Click here for a list of resources on Disparities, Anti-Racism & Anti-Oppression
US Midwifery Organizations Make the Case for Normal Physiologic Birth
In 2012, the United States’ three midwifery organizations—American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM), Midwives Alliance of North America (MANA), and National Association of Certified Professional Midwives (NACPM)—have released a historic consensus statement. Supporting Healthy and Normal Physiologic Childbirth: A Consensus Statement by ACNM, MANA, and NACPM gives maternity care providers, policymakers, and women a succinct summary of the evidence for the benefits of normal physiologic childbirth." Read the press release here.
Click here for a pdf version of the Consensus Statement.
Home Birth Consensus Summit
The Home Birth Consensus Summit took place October 20-22, 2011. Click here to read about the exciting results of this historic event! NACPM sent delegates to the second Home Birth Consensus Summit in April 2013. Members are presently engaged in workgroups furthering the work of the Summit.
Representative Roybal-Allard read the consensus statements into Congressional record on Wednesday, November 16th and released a press statement.
You can view the YouTube video of her statement HERE.
CPMs and Midwifery Educators: Contributing to a New Era in Maternity Care
Visit the CPM Symposium home page to download a series of reports that review the rich content of the Symposium, including video clips and updates on the topics.
At the Symposium, we heard from leaders in education, public policy, and legislation about national and global trends that form the context for practice and education, and we heard from our peers in states across the country whose successes and challenges reflect our experiences and influence our thinking about the future of the profession. Together, we experienced the palpable excitement of the momentum that is growing for Certified Professional Midwifery, while also experiencing the frustrations and discomfort that come from breaking open typical discussions in the search for new solutions. Together we took the brave step of working with facilitators and new social technologies being used in forums all over the world to find new ways forward, to grapple with our challenges and difficult issues, and to seek out and learn a new style of effectiveness. With this facilitation and new methodologies, one hundred and fifty people were able to work together to identify eleven themes/issues that most need our shared attention, create work groups to address these topics, and develop action plans for moving these issues forward.
Read more about the CPM Symposium 2012>
MAMA Campaign is working is to increase women’s access to midwives and to quality, affordable maternity care by securing federal recognition of Certified Professional Midwives (CPMs).
CPM Bill Re-Introduced as HR 1976 in May 2013: A Milestone for Midwives and Mothers in Action (MAMA)! Click here to read about HR 1976.
Have you joined yet? Click here for more information. Please join us today!
Home Birth: An Annotated Guide to the Literature. Published by the Division of Midwifery in the Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia in collaboration with the American College of Nurse-Midwives and the Midwives Alliance of North America. Please share!
Click here for a list of archived newsletters and alerts.