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Certified nurse-midwives (CNMs) are licensed health care practitioners educated in the two disciplines of nursing and midwifery.

They provide primary care to women, including:

  • Prenatal Care 
  • Labor and Delivery Care
  • Care after Birth 
  • Gynecological Exams
  • Newborn Care
  • Assistance with Family Planning Decisions
  • Preconception Care
  • Menopausal Management
  • Counseling in Health Maintenance
  • Disease Prevention


The Heart of Midwifery Care for women and newborns lies more in the nature of that care, than in its specific components.

Midwifery practice has a firm foundation in the critical thought process and is focused on the prevention of disease and the promotion of health, taking the best from the disciplines of midwifery, nursing, public health and medicine to provide safe, holistic care.

Its a miracle!





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Announcements, Deadlines, News, and Resources for Midwives
Thu, 20 Oct 2016
A letter to members from CEO, Frank Purcell.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016
October is National Domestic Violence and Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Discover Midwifery Care at
Mon, 26 Sep 2016
An estimated 300,000 women worldwide die every year during pregnancy, childbirth, or soon after, and nearly 3 million infants die in the first month of life.
Tue, 20 Sep 2016
After a hard fought battle with cancer, Nivia Nieves Fisch, CNM, FACNM, surrounded by her family, passed peacefully in Harlingen, Texas.
Wed, 14 Sep 2016
ACNM and ACOG applaud the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Health for its approval of the “Improving Access to Maternity Care Act of 2015.