National, State, Local, and Special Interest Midwifery Organizations
There are many regional, state, and local midwifery organizations.The American College of Nurse-Midwives is organized into six geographic regions; each region is comprised of a number of chapters. Some of
these are contiguous with one state; some comprise several states, and some states have multiple chapters. See the ACNM website to identify the chapter in your area. MANA is organized into nine regions, which are geographic. Each region is comprised of state organizations. MANA
also recognizes three seats, to allow representation for midwives in Canada and Mexico, and midwives of color. In addition, many states have other midwifery organizations, some of which are joint endeavors
between nurse-midwives and direct-entry midwives, some of which are autonomous organizations representing a specific group of midwives.
There are also special interest groups for midwives who share characteristics such as racial or ethnic background or minority status, religious or spiritual beliefs, sexual preference, right to life or right to choice, and so forth. MidwifeInfo would like to provide links to all midwifery groups, and welcomes listings on this page.
Service Directors Network
(SDN) is an organization composed of Certified Nurse Midwives (CNMs)
and Certified Midwives (CMs) who administer midwifery practices across
the United States and who are active members of the ACNM. The network
meets semi-annually in the spring and fall in order to network, share
information, and provide support to other members. Practices
represented are both large and small, rural and urban, public and
Pat Sonnenstuhl, CNM, does a great job maintaining this dynamic and
informative site. It has resources for midwives everywhere, as well as
specific information for those in Washington State.