About New Jersey ACNM Members

Our caring, certified-nurse midwives provide treatment in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere. We have deep roots in the community and care for our patients throughout their childbearing years and beyond.

Our principal goal is to develop an ongoing trusted relationship with our patients.

Our History

Midwives have been a core base for reliable and responsible women's healthcare for centuries. However, in our modern culture many have misunderstood our mission and practice.

New Jersey CNMs have had prescriptive authority since 1993. Third-party reimbursement for CNMs is mandated in New Jersey. In 2002 New Jersey CNMs attended approximately 6.8% of the total births in New Jersey for that year, and the number of births attended by CNMs and the number of CNMs in New Jersey has been increasing each year since then.

Current research on midwifery continues to show that CNMs are effective, cost-efficient women's health care providers. Locally, CNMs in New Jersey have been credited with lowering cesarean section birth rates while providing quality, satisfying care.

Our Philosophy

We, the midwives of the New Jersey Affiliate of the American College of Nurse-Midwives, affirm the power and strength of women and the importance of their health in the well-being of families, communities and nations.

We believe in the basic human rights of all persons, recognizing that women often incur an undue burden of risk when these rights are violated. 

We believe every person has a right to:

  • Equitable, ethical, accessible quality health care that promotes healing and health
  • Health care that respects human dignity, individuality and diversity among groups
  • Complete and accurate information to make informed health care decisions
  • Self-determination and active participation in health care decisions
  • Involvement of a woman's designated family members, to the extent desired, in all health care experiences
  • We believe the best model of health care for a woman and her family:
  • Promotes a continuous and compassionate partnership
  • Acknowledges a person's life experiences and knowledge
  • Includes individualized methods of care and healing guided by the best evidence available
  • Involves therapeutic use of human presence and skillful communication
  • We honor the normalcy of women's life-cycle events.


We believe in:

  • Watchful waiting and non-intervention in normal processes
  • Appropriate use of interventions and technology for current or potential health problems
  • Consultation, collaboration and referral with other members of the health care team as needed to provide optimal health care
  • We affirm that midwifery care incorporates these qualities and that women's health care needs are well-served through midwifery care.

Finally, we value formal education, lifelong individual learning, and the development and application of research to guide ethical and competent midwifery practice. These beliefs and values provide the foundation for commitment to individual and collective leadership at the community, state, national and international level to improve the health of women and their families worldwide.

Our Officers

Officers for 2015-16  

President: Linda Locke, MPH,CNM,LSW
Vice-President: Louise Aucott,CNM
Recording Secretary: Marietta Cahill,CNM,MSN

Corresponding Secretary:  Jennifer Santos,CNM

Treasurer: Waverly Lutz, CNM

Membership Chair: Barbara Lutz,CNM
Legislative Chair: Lonnie Morris, CNM, ND, FACNM
Nominating Chair: Grace Fimbel, CNM

 

Affiliate Office:

New Jersey Affiliate American College of Nurse-Midwives

 Crossroads Corporate Center, Collaboration Core,  Suite 300

3150 Brunswick Pike, Lawrenceville, NJ  08648

 

Our Patients

Midwives feel it is very important to be completely attentive to patients’ needs. We have found that women like the feeling of being able to come back to the same medical practice for care instead of being referred elsewhere no matter what phase of life they are in.

We have found that the best way to tell our story is from the perspective of our patients. Over the years we have collected many positive testimonials. Tune in soon to hear some of your Client Birth Stories.

 

 

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