Midwives & Mothers in Action (MAMA) – www.mamacampaign.org
The MAMA campaign is a collaborative effort by the National Association of Certified Professional Midwives (NACPM), Midwives Alliance of North America (MANA), Citizens for Midwifery (CfM), and International Center for Traditional Childbearing (ICTC), North American Registry of Midwives (NARM), and the Midwifery Education Accreditation Council (MEAC). This partnership is now at work to gain federal recognition of Certified Professional Midwives so that women and families will have increased access to quality, affordable maternity care in the settings of their choice.
National Association of Certified Professional Midwives– www.nacpm.org
NACPM provides the opportunity to maximize the potential of the CPM credential and the midwives who hold it by radically expanding the availability of midwives to women and their families. The NACPM will promote and support CPMs and their work. It will strive to ensure that midwifery as practiced by CPMs will take its rightful place in the delivery of maternity care to women and families in the United States.
North American Registry of Midwives (NARM) – www.narm.org
North American Registry of Midwives oversees a competency-based certification process for midwives, granting the title of Certified Professional Midwife (CPM) to those passing rigorous written examinations and testing of clinical experience and skills.
Midwives Alliance of North America (MANA) – www.mana.org
A professional organization for midwives from all educational backgrounds whose goal is to unify and strengthen the profession of midwifery, thereby improving the quality of health care for women, babies, and communities
Midwives of Maine (MOM) – www.midwivesofmaine.org
A statewide organization of CPMs and CNMs dedicated to the continuation of midwifery.
Association of Midwifery Educators (AME) – www.associationofmidwiferyeducators.org
A non-profit organization committed to strengthening midwifery educators, schools, and administrators through connection, collaboration and coordination.
New Hampshire Midwives Association (NHMA) –www.nhmidwives.org
The professional organization of New Hampshire Certified Midwives.
Vermont Midwives Alliance (VMA) –www.vermontmidwivesalliance.org
The professional organization of Vermont’s Licensed Midwives.
Midwifery Education Accreditation Council (MEAC) – www.meacshchools.org
The Midwifery Education Accreditation creates standards and criteria for the education of midwives incorporating the nationally recognized core competencies and guiding principles set by the Midwives Alliance of North America and the requirements for national certification of the North American Registry of Midwives. MEAC is a non-profit organization approved by the U.S. Secretary of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency.
Citizens for Midwifery (CfM) – www.cfmidwifery.org
Citizens for Midwifery is a consumers group whose goal is to see that the Midwives Model of Care is available to all childbearing women and universally recognized as the best kind of care for pregnancy and birth. They make available the most up-to-date material supporting midwifery.
International Cesarean Awareness Network, Inc. (ICAN) – www.ican-online.org
A nonprofit organization whose mission is to improve maternal-child health by preventing unnecessary cesareans through education, providing support for cesarean recovery, and promoting Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC).
Childbirth Connections – www.childbirthconnection.org
Childbirth Connections is a national, not-for-profit organization founded in 1918 as Maternity Center Association. Their mission is to improve the quality of maternity care through research, education, advocacy and policy. Childbirth Connections supports safe, effective, and satisfying evidence-based maternity care and is a voice for the needs and interests of childbearing families.