New Mexico State Affiliate

For centuries, New Mexico's women have turned to midwives for support and assistance in childbirth.  Today's Certified Nurse-Midwives continue to provide care, representing a bridge between traditional birth practices and modern technology.  Many women are now returning to their nurse-wife for family planning, well-woman gynecology, health promotion and menopausal care.  

Since 1943, New Mexico families have turned to certified nurse-midwives (CNMs) for options in safe and satisfying childbirth.  Last year, more than 30% of New Mexican babies were born into the gentle hands of a nurse-midwife.  Most of these births were in the hospital.  

Nurse-Midwives are registered nurses (RNs) with advanced education in midwifery.  All schools of nurse-midwifery are accredited by the American College of Nurse Midwives (ACNM).  CNMs must pass a national certification exam before practicing.  New Mexico's nurse-midwives prescribe medications if needed and have physicians available for consultation, collaboration and referral when necessary.  Most public and private insurers and some HMOs reimburse for the services of nurse-midwives.

Nurse-Midwives practice in a variety of settings all around New Mexico with the goal of providing safe, satisfying care for all women throughout their lives.  





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Announcements, Deadlines, News, and Resources for Midwives
Fri, 12 Oct 2018
Hurricane Michael has devastated areas in its path. Here are resources and how to help affected midwives and families.
Wed, 03 Oct 2018
Congressional leaders have responded to the ongoing opioid crisis by passing H.R. 6, the Substance Use-Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment (SUPPORT) for Patients and Communities Act, which expands eligibility for obtaining a Drug Addiction Treatment Act waiver from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to prescribe MAT to Certified Nurse-Midwives and other advanced practice registered nurses for a period of five years.
Fri, 14 Sep 2018
ACNM has announced that it endorses the Health Policy Statement on Passport Denials developed by the Midwives Alliance of North America (MANA).
Fri, 31 Aug 2018
ACNM has issued an official response to recent reports of midwife involvement in the US government's claims that birth certificates of citizens living near the US-Mexico border were filled out fraudulently, resulting in denied passports and questions of citizenship.
Thu, 09 Aug 2018
The American College of Nurse-Midwives Affirms Its Support of Normal Physiologic Birth, Shared Decision Making and Individual Autonomy.



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