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Welcome to the New Jersey Affiliate of the American College of Nurse Midwives (ACNM)

Official site for the New Jersey Affiliate of the ACNM. We are a professional, non-profit organization that represents Certified Nurse-Midwives (CNM) and Certified Midwives (CM) in New Jersey. 

Our Midwives are certified health care providers that dedicate their career to the care of women throughout their lifespan. From regular annual exams, birth control, nutrition counseling, and gynecological preventive care to prenatal, intrapartum, and postpartum care; CNMs and CMs provide high-quality, evidence-based care to women by building a customized relationship with their clients and becoming partners in the decision-making process. New Jersey CNMs and CMs also collaborate with diverse physicians and Ob/Gyn specialists when the course of a woman’s pregnancy deviates from the norm, facilitating continuity of care.

Learn more about midwifery care here.

Midwifery by the Numbers in NJ


First Nurse-Midwifery Practice Established in NJ 



Births in 2017


Birth Centers



CNMs/CMs in NJ

(as of Aug 2022)


Active Licensed

CNMs/CMs in NJ

(as of March 2020)



Midwifery Services


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ACNM Connect: New Jersey Affiliate.

Benefits when joining ACNM:

  • Join the largest community of midwives in the country/state.
  • Access to ACNM Connect, an online members-only community.
  • Access to listing your Practice on Find-A-Midwife.
  • Free subscription to ACNM’s peer-reviewed Journal of Midwifery & Women’s Health.
  • Voting privileges.
  • Policy, advocacy, and practice updates.
  • Bi-weekly Midwifery Now e-newsletter.
  • Weekly e-newsletter ACNM SmartBrief.
  • Quickening, online news site.
  • Discounts on ACNM meetings, online store, and CEUs.

Upcoming Affiliate Events 2023


This is our annual educational day. Join us to witness presentations from some of the best speakers in the country while earning CEUs, networking with other midwives of the state and beyond, and visiting our exhibit hall.

Saturday, April 13, 2024, 8:00 AM – 3:30 PM
Rutgers University School of Nursing
110 Paterson Street, New Brunswick, NJ 08901


  • Shoulder Dystocia

  • Endometriosis: Diagnosis and treatment

  • Birthing Justice: The Strength and Endurance of Black Midwives

  • Consent in Pelvic Care: Ethical Reflections

  • Family building and Obstetric Support for Queer and Trans Individuals

Register here and receive a FREE book by our Keynote speaker Linda Holmes

Visit our News section or follow our social media channels for further updates on this and other events.

Core Values

Evidence-Based Care

ACNM evaluates, publishes, and showcases scientific evidence to improve professional practice. We are committed to upholding the most rigorous clinical practice standards in the midwifery profession and applying this knowledge and clinical expertise to help women make the best health decisions. We strongly support the use of quality measurement to improve care.

Formal Education

ACNM promotes certification of midwives based on completion of nationally recognized, accredited midwifery education programs in accordance with the International Confederation of Midwives global standards for education. We support interprofessional education of midwives with other health professionals to improve maternity care and women’s health services.


Our members build partnerships with women and their families by listening and providing information, guidance, and counseling in a shared decision-making process. We partner with other members of the health care team through collaboration and referral to provide optimal care and to advance the integration of midwifery care into the health care system.

Global Outreach

ACNM promotes the profession of midwifery globally. We foster quality and innovation in midwifery education and support the strengthening of the profession worldwide through education, regulation, and association-building as keys to improving maternal and newborn health.

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