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Partner Organizations

As the Midwives Alliance envisions strategies for the future and creative ways to promote the midwifery model of care, we have forged relationships with partners and collaborators to enhance the work we do. Our mission is to increase access to quality health care and improve outcomes for women, babies, families, and communities. Listed below are some of our partner organizations.

Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education (ACME)

8403 Colesville Rd. Suite 1550
Silver Spring, MD 20910

American Association of Birth Centers

3123 Gottschall Road
Perkiomenville, PA 18074
(215) 234-8068

American College of Nurse Midwives (ACNM)

8403 Colesville Rd. Suite 1550
Silver spring, MD 20910

American College of Nurse Midwives Foundation (ACNMF)

8403 Colesville Rd. Suite 1550
Silver Spring, MD 20910-6374
(240) 485-1850

American Midwifery Certification Board (AMCB)

849 International Dr. Suite 205
Linthicum, MD 21090
(410) 694-9424

Association of Midwifery Educators (AME)

24 S High St.
Bridgton ME 04009

Canadian Association of Midwives

59 Riverview
Montréal, Québec H8R 3R9

Citizens for Midwifery (CfM)

PO Box 82227
Athens GA 30608-2227

Foundation for the Advancement of Midwifery, Inc. (FAM)

P.O. Box 320667
Boston, MA 02132

International Center for Traditional Childbearing (ICTC)

2823 N Portland Blvd.
Portland OR 97217

International Cesarean Awareness Network (ICAN)

P.O. Box 31423
St. Louis, MO 63131
1-800-686-ICAN (4226)

International Confederation of Midwives (ICM)

Laan van Meerdervoort 70
2517 AN The Hague
The Netherlands
Telephone: +31 (0) 70 3060520

Midwifery Business Network (MBN)

Midwifery Education Accreditation Council (MEAC)

1935 Pauline Blvd. Suite 100B
Ann Arbor MI 48103
360-466-2080 (phone)
480-907-2936 (fax)

National Association of Certified Professional Midwives (NACPM)

243 Banning Rd.
Putney VT 05346

North American Registry of Midwives (NARM)

5257 Rosestone Dr.
Lilburn GA 30047

The Big Push Campaign for Midwives


The Midwives Alliance is engaged in several coalitions for the purpose of using our collective voice and power to influence the U.S. maternal and child health care system in ways that will improve access, quality, cost and satisfaction for American women, infants and families. Several of our key coalitions are listed here.

Coalition for Quality Maternity Care (CQMC)

CQMC is comprise of nine founding member organization (who form the steering committee) and a dozen partner organization. The are national professional, consumer, and human rights organizations collaborating in order to champion the urgent need for national strategies to improve the quality and value of maternal and newborn health care in America.

The steering committee and founding members of CQMC are: the American Association of Birth Centers; American College of Nurse-Midwives; Amnesty International USA; Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses; Black Women’s Health Imperative; Childbirth Connection; International Center for Traditional Childbearing; Midwives Alliance of North America; and the National Association of Certified Professional Midwives.

Midwives and Mothers in Action Campaign (MAMA Campaign)

The MAMA campaign is a collaborative effort by the National Association of Certified Professional Midwives (NACPM), Midwives Alliance of North America (MANA), Citizens for Midwifery (CfM), International Center for Traditional Childbearing (ICTC), North American Registry of Midwives (NARM), and the Midwifery Education Accreditation Council (MEAC).

This partnership is now at work to gain federal recognition of Certified Professional Midwives so that women and families will have increased access to quality, affordable maternity care in the settings of their choice

Coalition for Improving Maternity Services (CIMS)

The Coalition for Improving Maternity Services (CIMS) is a coalition of individuals and national organizations with concern for the care and well-being of mothers, babies, and families. CIMS mission is to promote a wellness model of maternity care that will improve birth outcomes and substantially reduce costs. This evidence-based mother-, baby-, and family-friendly model focuses on prevention and wellness as the alternatives to high-cost screening, diagnosis, and treatment programs.

PO Box 33590
Raleigh, NC 27636-3590