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, 21 Feb 2018
A state-by-state "report card" from the University of British Columbia links midwifery to better birth outcomes.
Thu, 01 Feb 2018
The American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM) affirms its support for normal physiologic birth in light of findings presented at the Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine Annual Meeting today.
Tue, 19 Dec 2017
ACNM is deeply concerned about recent news reports that the staff of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and other agencies of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) have been instructed not to use seven specific words in the context of the 2019 budget proposal process.



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