Local, State and National Resources

Midwives & Mothers in Action (MAMA) 

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.

National Association of Certified Professional Midwives

NACPM provides the opportunity to maximize the potential of the CPM credential and the midwives who hold it by radically expanding the availability of midwives to women and their families.The NACPM will promote and support CPMs and their work. It will strive to ensure that midwifery as practiced by CPMs will take its rightful place in the delivery of maternity care to women and families in the United States.

North American Registry of Midwives (NARM) 

North American Registry of Midwives oversees a competency-based certification process for midwives, granting the title of Certified Professional Midwife (CPM)

Midwives Alliance of North America (MANA)

A professional organization for midwives from all educational backgrounds whose goal is to unify and strengthen the profession of midwifery, thereby improving the quality of health care for women, babies, and communities

Midwives of Maine (MOM)

A statewide self regulating organization of CPMs and CNMs dedicated to the continuation of midwifery and the freedom of choice in childbirth. Experience and statistics have proven the safety of planned home birth and the effectiveness of midwives in promoting the health and well-being of mothers, babies and families.

New Hampshire Midwives Association (NHMA) 

The professional organization of New Hampshire Certified Midwives. This page on their website is specifically focused on why women in NH choose out-of-hospital birth, yet other pages include links to the New Hampshire Midwifery Statute.

Midwifery Education Accreditation Council (MEAC)

The Midwifery Education Accreditation creates standards and criteria for the education of midwives incorporating the nationally recognized core competencies and guiding principles set by the Midwives Alliance of North America and the requirements for national certification of the North American Registry of Midwives. MEAC is a non-profit organization approved by the U.S. Secretary of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency.

International Cesarean Awareness Network, Inc. (ICAN)

A nonprofit organization whose mission is to improve maternal-child health by preventing unnecessary cesareans through education, providing support for cesarean recovery, and promoting Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC).

Maine Midwives

Certified Nurse Midwives in Maine

​Birth Roots

Maine's most comprehensive resource center

Maine Association of Certified Professional Midwives (MACPM)