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:
Pregnancy and Birth Care
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 (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.