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
Thu, 09 Nov 2017
The national Membership and Marketing Committee is searching for a midwifery student to serve as a voting member of the committee.
Thu, 12 Oct 2017
ACNM congratulates Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, Jacobi Medical Center, Bronx, NY, and Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN on being accepted into the ACNM Reducing Primary Cesareans Project.
Mon, 02 Oct 2017
It is with confidence that the ACNM Board of Directors announces the appointment of Kate McHugh, CNM, MSN, FACNM as the ACNM interim chief executive officer (CEO) effective October 2, 2017.
Fri, 29 Sep 2017
On behalf of the Board of Directors, President Lisa Kane Low, PhD, CNM, FACNM, FAAN, is formally announcing changes within ACNM executive leadership. The ACNM BOD has accepted the resignation of CEO Frank J. Purcell, effective October 1, 2017.
Tue, 29 Aug 2017
Midwives all stand together as millions of people are affected by Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma. Here's what to know and how to help.



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