Welcome to the Michigan Affiliate of the American College of Nurse-Midwives website
There are currently over 200 Certified Nurse Midwives (CNMs) in the state of Michigan that are members of the American College of Nurse Midwives (ACNM*) – welcome to our website.
What is a certified nurse midwife?
- CNMs are registered nurses who have completed graduate education and who have passed a national certification exam. There are nurse-midwives practicing in every state in the US. The rate of births attended by nurse-midwives has been steadily growing and currently over 8% of babies in the United States are delivered by CNMs. This growth has been supported by published research that demonstrates certified nurse-midwifery care is high-quality affordable care. Recipients of care by certified nurse-midwives report high levels of patient satisfaction, and nurse-midwifery care results in lower costs due to fewer unnecessary, invasive, and expensive interventions. CNMs work in collaboration with other members of the healthcare team including obstetrician/gynecologists.
- The majority (98%) of these births occur in a hospital setting. CNMs provide quality care to women throughout the lifespan, not just for pregnancy and birth. CNM care includes:
- Well woman (gynecologic) care
- Care before (pre-conceptual visits) and during pregnancy, birth as well as care post birth
- Family planning and contraception
- Adolescent care
- Care during menopause and beyond.
- CNM care is safe and cost effective.
Certified Nurse Midwifery In Michigan
- The first CNM practice opened in Michigan at Hutzel Hospital in Detroit in 1980. Since then the number of CNMs in the state has been steadily growing. There are over 200 CNMs practicing in nearly every area of the state.
- For more information on a CNM practice near you use the “Find a midwife” tab on the right side of the page.
Interested in becoming a Certified Nurse Midwife?
About the 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.
LINKS TO CNM PRACTICES IN THE STATE OF MICHIGAN
Borgess Women's Health