Virginia State Affiliate

Welcome the Virginia Nurse-Midwives website!

The members of the Virginia State Affiliate of the American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM) would like to welcome you to our website. Our mission is to promote nurse-midwifery in Virginia and to support, educate, and empower women during pregnancy, birth, and throughout their lives.

Virginia is a wonderful place to live and raise to a family, and the nurse-midwives of Virginia appreciate and honor the diversity of the women and families who live here. No matter what stage of life you are in, consider seeking out a Certified Nurse-Midwife (CNM) for your women's health and pregnancy/birth care needs!

Midwives believe healthy mothers are more likely to have healthy babies and happy families. We believe that a healthy lifestyle means taking care of yourself, not just during pregnancy and birth but throughout your life. CNMs are committed to providing quality health care for women of all ages. Choosing a nurse-midwife as your primary care provider means you can receive adolescent care, gynecological care, pregnancy/birth care, and midlife care, all from the same place, with someone you trust...your Certified Nurse-Midwife.

Certified Nurse-Midwife care includes:

  • Gynecological Care

  • Pregnancy and Birth Care

  • Menopause

  • Adolescent Health

  • Family Planning and ContraceptionMother and Child


Interested in finding a nurse-midwife?
Go to the "Find a Midwife" link on the right side of the page.

The art featured on our website has been generously provided by artist Junko Ono Rothwell, who lives in Georgia, and enjoys visiting Virginia. Please be sure to visit her website at:

Are you a CNM or nurse-midwifery student interested in finding a job or an employer interested in finding the right midwife for your practice? Click on the link here:

 Are you a CNM or student midwife in Virginia, but not yet a member of ACNM? Please be sure to speak to one of the Affiliate Officers or any current Affiliate member about the benefits of membership in ACNM and the Virginia State Affiliate of the ACNM. Now more than ever, CNMs need to advocate for our profession and for our work with women and families. We welcome you to our Regional Midwife Group (RMG) meetings and hope you will discover that we can be a wonderful professional resource. We are striving to provide all our members with a sense of support and advocacy!

About ACNM (

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 promotes excellence in midwifery education, clinical practice, and research. With roots dating to 1929, our members are primary care providers for women throughout the lifespan, with a special emphasis on pregnancy, childbirth, and gynecologic and reproductive health. ACNM provides research, administers and promotes continuing education programs, establishes clinical practice standards, and creates liaisons with state and federal agencies and members of Congress to increase the visibility and recognition of midwifery care.

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Announcements, Deadlines, News, and Resources for Midwives
Fri, 19 Aug 2016
ACNM is seeking member experts to work on the development of the new maternal safety bundles entitled: "Obstetric Management of the Opioid Dependent Woman" as part of the national multi-stakeholder AIM project to reduce maternal morbidity/mortality in the US.
Fri, 19 Aug 2016
A new article in the Huffington Post emphasizes easing restrictions on midwives to ease a sharply rising ob-gyn shortage across the United States.
Wed, 10 Aug 2016
This post originally appeared on MotherToBaby's Blog. Used with permission. By Bethany Kotlar, MPH, MotherToBaby Georgia As a teratology informatio...