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, 15 Jun 2017
ACNM President, Lisa Kane Low, CNM, PhD, FACNM, FAAN welcomed incoming board of directors in Chicago, IL, May 21-25, 2017.
Tue, 13 Jun 2017
ACNM recommends the draft IFR "Coverage of Certain Preventative Services Under the Affordable Care Act" be withdrawn.
Thu, 25 May 2017
As the Senate considers opportunities for improvement, ACNM and its members stand ready to work and prioritize the healthcare of women and newborns through improvement of laws and programs that support access to affordable coverage and the excellent care midwives can provide.
Thu, 25 May 2017
ACNM Recognizes Exemplary Midwifery Leaders at the 2017 Annual Meeting & Exhibition in Chicago!



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