WELCOME TO THE
WEST VIRGINIA AFFILIATE OF THE ACNM
With WV Women and Birthing People, For a Lifetime
The West Virginia Affiliate of the American College of Nurse-Midwives promotes the health and well-being of birthing people, women and newborns within their families and communities through the development and support of the profession of midwifery as practiced by Certified Nurse-Midwives (CNMs) and Certified Midwives (CMs).
WHO WE ARE
What is a Midwife?
Certified Nurse Midwives and Certified Midwives are independent healthcare providers. They also work with other members of the health care team, such as physicians and nurses, to provide the highest quality care. CNMs and CMs work in a variety of settings, such as hospitals, medical offices, clinics, birth centers, and homes. They provide general health care services, gynecology care, family planning, and maternity care (before, during, and after childbirth). They are covered by most insurances.
HOW CAN WE HELP YOU
Practice resources for members, including: WV law and scope of practice, licensing requirements, ACNM Connect community, and meeting details.
FOR CLIENTS / FAMILIES
Broad range of educational topics, including: What is a Midwife, levels of training for Midwives, benefits of Midwifery care, and links to educational resources.
Resources for students, including: assistance with identifying preceptors, clarification on how to become a midwife, navigating licensing and credentialing, and general references for clinical practice.
Have a Midwifery story to share?
Whether you are a client, a Midwife, a student, or a friend, we want to hear from you!
The WV Affiliate is collecting stories about your experience as a Midwife or receiving Midwife care.