1. Birthing Services – We are very proud of our membership. Please contact the following Christian Midwives and Birth Supporters or visit their websites to take advantange of their great services and information. (coming soon)
Looking for a Midwife? Click here-and look for your state. Then contact the state or regional representative via email. Tell them the following: Your name, phone number, the state and town you live in (include your zip code). Please specify your choice of birth setting (home, hospital, birth center). Please allow at least a week for a response (we are birth workers and sometimes, births call us away from the computer!)
If you need to, you can also send an email to one of the board members of CMI– include your name, phone number, and where you live (include your zip code). Please also specify your birth setting (home, hospital, birth center). Please allow a week for a response, again, we are birth workers and sometimes our calling-takes us away from the computers!
The Midwives Model of Care is based on the fact that pregnancy and birth are normal life processes.
The Midwives Model of Care includes:
- Monitoring the physical, psychological and social well-being of the mother throughout the childbearing cycle;
- Providing the mother with individualized education, counseling, and prenatal care, hands-on assistance during labor and delivery, and postpartum support in the location of her choice;
- Minimizing technological interventions; and
- Identifying and referring women who require obstetrical attention.
The application of this woman-centered model of care has been proven to reduce the incidence of birth injury, trauma and cesarean section.
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Certified Nurse-Midwife (CNM)
A Certified Nurse-Midwife (CNM) is an individual educated in the two disciplines of nursing and midwifery, who possesses evidence of certification according to the requirements of the American College of Nurse-Midwives.
Certified Professional Midwife (CPM)
A Certified Professional Midwife is a knowledgeable, skilled and professional independent midwifery practitioner who has met the standards for certification set by the North American Registry of Midwives (NARM) and is qualified to provide the midwifery model of care. The CPM is the only international credential that requires knowledge about and experience in out-of-hospital settings.
Direct-Entry Midwife (DEM)
A direct-entry midwife is an independent practitioner educated in the discipline of midwifery through self-study, apprenticeship, a midwifery school, or a college- or university-based program distinct from the discipline of nursing. A direct-entry midwife is trained to provide the Midwives Model of Care to healthy women and newborns throughout the childbearing cycle primarily in out-of-hospital settings.
Licensed Midwife (LM)
A licensed midwife is a midwife who is licensed to practice in a particular jurisdiction (usually a state or province).
CMI strives to equip Christian parents and birth professionals with information and contacts. CMI does not claim to agree with all of the information, services, or beliefs of these organizations. As always, read with discernment and grace.