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
Wed, 20 Jun 2018
On Tuesday, June 19, 2018, ACNM joined the Nursing Community Coalition as one of 33 signers of a letter asking the Administration to protect the health and wellness of immigrant children.
Mon, 18 Jun 2018
ACNM strongly opposes the practice of separating members of migrant and asylum-seeking families, or any families.
Fri, 01 Jun 2018
ACNM) and ACOG are pleased to announce the release of an updated “Joint Statement of Practice Relations between Obstetrician-Gynecologists and Certified Nurse-Midwives/Certified Midwives."
Thu, 31 May 2018
ACNM officially inducted Susan Stone, CNM, DNSc, FACNM, FAAN as its new President at its Annual Meeting in Savannah, Georgia, on May 24, 2018. Stone called on midwives to become "forceful catalysts for change."



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