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
Tue, 24 Apr 2018
ACNM announced today that Sheri Sesay-Tuffour, PhD, CAE will become its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) effective June 11, 2018.
Wed, 04 Apr 2018
On April 3, ACNM joined more than 75 other health-related organizations to deliver an urgent letter to Congress calling for support of appropriations of at least $660 million for the Title V Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Services Block Grant for FY2019.
Wed, 28 Mar 2018
ACNM is delighted to announce that Beth Hill Karbowski, PhD, CNM will be joining ACNM as director of the Department of Midwifery Practice, Education and Global Outreach (MPEGO) on May 1.



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