Education & Credentialing
Midwives Alliance of North America (MANA)
This organization honors diversity in midwifery backgrounds and fosters unity among midwives.
American College of Nurse-Midwives
Information on the training and practice of nurse midwifery, and the new Certified Midwife (CM, non-nurse).
American College of Domiciliary Midwives
A non-profit educational organization committed to preserving traditional midwifery care as provided by midwives and primary care physicians in both home and hospital.
Canadian Association of Midwives
CAM is the national organization representing midwives and the profession of midwifery in Canada. Our role is to unite, promote, support and strengthen the profession of midwifery.
Midwives Model of Care
Information center about the midwives model of care for parents and professionals
International Confederation of Midwives (ICM)
An international non-governmental organization that unites 85 national midwives' associations from over 75 countries. It both represents and brings together the midwives of the world.
Midwifery Education Accreditation Council
"It creates standards and criteria for the education of midwives that reflect the nationally recognized core competencies and guiding principles of midwifery care set by the Midwives Alliance of North America. "
North American Registry of Midwives
Information about the organization which is responsible for administering the Certified Professional Midwife (CPM) Credential.
Citizens for Midwifery
Midwives Model of Care! CfM works to provide information and resources that promote the local midwife, as well as midwives and midwifery care across the country!
Coalition for Improving Maternity Services (CIMS)
Created the Mother-Friendly Childbirth Initiative which provides guidelines for identifying and designating "mother-friendly" birth sites including hospitals, birth centers and home-birth services.
InterNational Association of Parents and Professionals for Safe Alternatives in Childbirth (NAPSAC)
The International Association of Parents and Professionals for Safe Alternatives in Childbirth is dedicated to exploring, examining, implementing and establishing Safe, Family-Centered Childbirth Programs.
National Association of Childbearing Centers (NACC)
Defines the birth center concept and the midwifery model of care for expectant parents, birth center professionals, and health policy advocates
International Cesarean Awareness Network (ICAN)
ICAN's mission is to improve maternal-child health by preventing unnecessary cesareans through education, providing support for cesarean recovery, and promoting Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC).
Childbirth and Postpartum Professional Association (CAPPA)
Offers the highest level of professional membership and training to childbirth educators, lactation educators, labor doulas, antepartum doulas and postpartum doulas.
Association of Labor Assistants and Childbirth Educators (ALACE)
Offers Labor Assistants and Childbirth Educator training
Doulas of North America (DONA)
An international association of doulas who are trained to provide the highest quality emotional, physical and educational support to women and their families during childbirth and postpartum.
Doula referral site
The Bradley Method© Home Page
American Academy of Husband-Coached Childbirth
The mission of Lamaze International is to promote, support and protect normal birth through education and advocacy
International Childbirth Education Association (ICEA)
An organization that unites those who believe in freedom of choice based on knowledge of alternatives in family-centered maternity and newborn care.
Citizens for Midwifery State Guide
CFM maintains an up to date guide on regional organizations