The American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM) is the professional association that represents certified nurse-midwives (CNMs) and certified midwives (CMs) in the United States. ACNM sets the standard for excellence in midwifery education and practice in the United States and strengthens the capacity of midwives in developing countries. Our members are primary care, sexual, and reproductive providers for people throughout their lifespans, with a special emphasis on pregnancy, childbirth, and gynecologic and reproductive health.


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We provide content geared towards YOUR midwifery practice.

Preventing the Second (or Third) Cesarean: Strategies for Identifying and Encouraging Women Who are Good Candidates for Labor after Cesarean (LAC)

Dec. 20, 2023, 7 pm – 8 pm ET

Current counseling on labor after cesarean (LAC) focuses heavily on the risks of uterine rupture to the neonate while often downplaying the risks of repeat cesarean to the mother. Interest in vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC) is growing, but pregnant people who want LAC still face significant barriers in the United States.

Online Learning Center

Your portal for accessing continuing education, including from the Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health

ACNM Member Town Hall next week

Wednesday, December 13, 2023 

7 pm - 8:30 pm ET

ACNM Highlights

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Discover Midwives!:

Download the presentation. It's perfect for presenting 'What is a midwife?' in your community.

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Help Us Build Support for Funding for Midwifery Education:

ACNM encourages midwives and midwifery supporters to reach out to their House Representative and Senate members and urge support for the Midwives for Maximizing Optimal Maternity Services Act, S. 1851/H.R. 3768. This bipartisan legislation seeks to increa

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ACNM Workforce Study researcher and project lead co-author article about tracking the midwifery workforce: Evaluation of a method to identify midwives in national provider identifier data

ACNM Workforce Study researcher Jennifer Vanderlaan and ACNM project lead Karen Jefferson author article about midwifery NPI categorization and workforce tracking.

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Midwifery Use of Ultrasound: A Review of Standard Setting Documents:

Midwives have been using ultrasound to enhance their clinical toolkits for decades. This tool was recognized by the American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM) over thirty years ago...

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