No more deadlines! NEWS about NARM’s new testing policies! NARM has contracted with a computer testing company to administer the NARM exam via computer beginning in June, 2014. Candidates may take the exam, upon attaining eligibility, on the date of their choosing at one of the approved computer testing centers. The NARM application process remains …Read more »
Information for CPMs
Certified Professional Midwives (CPMs) are a fast-growing segment of the midwifery profession in the United States today. Certified Professional Midwives are trained and credentialed to offer expert care, education, counseling and support to women for pregnancy, birth and the postpartum period. They have particular expertise in out-of-hospital settings. CPMs practice as autonomous health professionals working within a network of relationships with other maternity care professionals who can provide consultation and collaboration when needed.
NARM participated in the US Midwifery Education, Regulation, and Association (US MERA) workgroup in Potomac, Maryland from April 10th through April 13th, 2014. US MERA is comprised of the seven organizations responsible for midwifery education, regulation, and association in the United States – the North American Registry of Midwives (NARM), Midwifery Education Accreditation Council (MEAC), …Read more »
A few facts about Midwives.
Midwives are the key to increasing access to effective maternity care:
- The American Public Health Association and the World Health Organization recommends midwives as the primary maternity care providers for the majority of women
- The Millbank Report [add drop down citation for Millbank Report] on evidence-based maternity care recognizes the CPM as the benchmark for low intervention and good outcomes
- Nations with the lowest infant mortality employ midwives as the primary maternity care providers for the majority of women
- Mounting evidence supports the value and cost-savings potential of midwifery care, according to a report issued by the Washington Department of Health in 2010
- Birth centers and planned home births have been shown to be safe for low-risk women, with demonstrated potential to significantly reduce costs to the system
- CPMs are currently legally recognized in 26 states and own approximately half of the birth centers in the U.S.