Check out the links below for more resources on midwifery, including regulation and licensing of midwives in Wisconsin.
Citizens for Midwifery
Citizens for Midwifery is a national consumer based organization that promotes the Midwives Model of Care. The organization works to promote the local midwife, as well as midwives and midwifery care across the country.
International Confederation of Midwives
(ICM) supports, represents and works to strengthen professional associations of midwives throughout the world. There are currently 108 national Midwives Associations, representing 95 countries across every continent. ICM is organised into four regions: Africa, the Americas, Asia Pacific and Europe. Together these associations represent more than 300,000 midwives globally.
Midwives Alliance of North America
(MANA) is a professional membership organization that promotes excellence in midwifery practice, endorses diversity in educational backgrounds and practice styles, and is dedicated to unifying and strengthening the profession, thereby increasing access to quality health care and improving outcomes for pregnant people, babies, families, and communities.
North American Registry of Midwives (NARM)
NARM is the professional association that provides the Certified Professional Midwife (CPM) credential and represents CPMs throughout North America. It provides and maintains the comprehensive evaluative process for multiple routes of midwifery education and training, and develops and administers a standardized board examination leading to the NCCA accredited CPM credential.
American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM)
ACNM is the professional association that represents certified nurse-midwives (CNMs) and certified midwives (CMs) in the United States. ACNM sets the standard for excellence in nurse-midwifery education and practice in the United States.
National Association of Certified Professional Midwives (NACPM)
NACPM envisions a new ear of maternity care in the US, with a unified profession of midwifery that is free from racism and oppression. We are dedicated to the creation of a primary maternity care system in which midwives are the point of entry for every pregnant person, without barriers to care or disparities in maternal and child outcomes. NACPM’s purpose is to support the education, practice, and advancement of CPMs and inspire and engage them to be an organized force for change to increase access to high quality, high value maternity care for all.
The CPM Study published in the British Medical Journal
In the largest study of its kind internationally to date, researchers analyzed over 5000 home births involving Certified Professional Midwives across the US and Canada in 2000. This study compares outcomes and medical interventions with low risk hospital births.
An organization created to facilitate maternity care reform by helping parents and practitioners institute policies for the use of warm water immersion during labor.
Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services – LM Standards of Practice
Rules for the Practice of Licensed Midwives
Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services – CNM Standards of Practice
Rules for the Practice of Nurse-Midwives