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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, 29 Sep 2016
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. Prioritizing research into midwifery — particularly on family planning, preterm births, and high-quality care — can help address these unacceptably high rates of death for newborn children and women giving birth, according to a study led by Dr. Holly Powell Kennedy, PhD, CNM, FACNM, FAAN, executive dean of the Yale School of Nursing and a past president of ACNM, and published in The Lancet Global Health.
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
The American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM) and the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (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.
Wed, 07 Sep 2016
The American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM) today announced that Frank Purcell will become its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) effective October 17, 2016. Purcell joins ACNM from the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) where he most recently served as the Senior Director of Federal Government Affairs. He also worked 11 years on Capitol Hill in the offices of 3 members of the U.S. House of Representatives.


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