MANA’s goal is to unify and strengthen the profession of midwifery, thereby improving the quality of health care for women, babies, and communities
NARM sets standards for competency-based certification and is dedicated to advancing the midwifery profession by supporting advocacy efforts for legal recognition at the state and federal level
The International Confederation of Midwives (ICM) supports, represents and works with midwives and midwifery associations globally to secure women’s right and access to midwifery care before, during and after childbirth.
Increasing women’s access to quality midwifery has become a focus of global efforts to realize the right of every woman to the best possible health care during pregnancy and childbirth.
This article from Our Bodies Ourselves Resource Center describes the midwifery model of care and how it relates to and differs from the medical management model for the care of pregnant women
This PDF from Citizens for Midwifery explains what to expect with the Midwives Model of Care, and how this kind of care can help make your childbirth experience a joyous life event
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Take a look at our unique approach to midwifery education and international clinical experience. Find out how we integrate service learning into our methodology. Learn more about midwife certification and the Midwives Model of Care, or how our programs can help you to become a Certified Professional Midwife (CPM) through NARM. Read inspiring stories about how to become a midwife on our weekly blog. Learn about the state of maternal health worldwide. Share the UNFPA “Call to Action” with your network.