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:

http://junkoonorothwell.com


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 (www.midwives.org)

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
Thu, 29 Sep 2016
Mon, 26 Sep 2016
An estimated 300,000 women worldwide die every year during pregnancy, childbirth, or soon after, and nearly 3 million infants die in the first month of life. Prioritizing research into midwifery — particularly on family planning, preterm births, and high-quality care — can help address these unacceptably high rates of death for newborn children and women giving birth, according to a study led by Dr. Holly Powell Kennedy, PhD, CNM, FACNM, FAAN, executive dean of the Yale School of Nursing and a past president of ACNM, and published in The Lancet Global Health.
Tue, 20 Sep 2016
After a hard fought battle with cancer, Nivia Nieves Fisch, CNM, FACNM, surrounded by her family, passed peacefully in Harlingen, Texas.
Wed, 14 Sep 2016
The American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM) and the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) applaud the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Health for its approval of the “Improving Access to Maternity Care Act of 2015.
Wed, 07 Sep 2016
The American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM) today announced that Frank Purcell will become its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) effective October 17, 2016. Purcell joins ACNM from the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) where he most recently served as the Senior Director of Federal Government Affairs. He also worked 11 years on Capitol Hill in the offices of 3 members of the U.S. House of Representatives.


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