New Jersey Midwives: Honoring the Past, Celebrating the Present, Embracing the Future

ACNM is excited to share its third consumer marketing video designed to promote midwifery care to women and families. "Healthy Birth with a Midwife" focuses on explaining the benefits of normal, physiologic birth. This video, featuring Azuka Okafo, a midwife at Baltimore Washington Medical Center, and several ACNM members, discusses what normal birth means to them and how they help women experience it.

"A Midwife for Every Woman" is the new vision of the American College of Nurse-Midwives. Our website  is geared to women ...check it out and sign up for a newsletter for more infomation.

The purpose of  the Our Moment of Truth™  campaign is to improve women's health and maternity care in the United States by re-introducing midwives and midwifery care as an important option that should be the norm for women's health care services. This was validated by the recent release of The Lancet Series on Midwifery in June od 2014., The Lancet, a renowned publication, which is acknowledged world-wide, established midwifery as the standard of care for women world-wide., stating that "a positive impact that can be achieved when effective, high-quality midwifery is available to all women and their babies." The time is now for women everywhere—including you—to understand how midwives partner with women to improve their health throughout  the lifespan.



Why Midwives?

Midwives are highly skilled, healthcare providers with expert knowledge of women's health, and are qualified to provide healthcare to women throughout the life cycle. 

Today's midwives hold masters degrees, and are knowledgeable about  pregnancy and childbearing. But providing care and guidance through pregnancy and childbirth is just part of the range of services offered by midwives. Many midwives provide care for women of all ages—from teenage years through menopause and beyond. In fact, many women visit a midwife for women's health needs before, during, and after pregnancy, and often utilize a midwiife for their primary preventative health care.The Our Moment of Truth campaign highlights this information. Check it out today!


Next NJ Affiliate Meetings



NJ Affiliate Fall Meeting


Monday, December 10th
The Birth Center of New Jersey
1945 U.S. 22 West, Union, NJ 07083
6:30 pm 
ACNM Meeting:
7pm: Training: Implicit Bias and it's Impact 
Loletha Johnson, RN,MSN  
New Jersey Dept of Health