California Nurse-Midwives Association

Our Mission Statement

The California Nurse Midwives Association's mission is to facilitate the integration of nurse midwives into the health care system of California, promote legislation/regulations supportive of maternal child health and nurse-midwifery practices, and provide a forum for interaction with other groups sharing common maternal-child health goals.

About CNMA

The California Nurse Midwife Association is a professional organization for all certified nurse midwives in the state of California. CNMA partners with our allied health members, patients, and community members to improve access to midwifery care, improve maternal-child health care outcomes, and to support women's health care access. We invite you to consider membership with your professional organization. Your participation as a member supports efforts to improve legislative efforts in California to be more midwife-friendly, and aids the quest for more universal access to health care for women and families in California. Membership is optional, but the benefits for members include access to educational opportunities (now including CEUs), collaboration with other professionals, provides up-to-date information about the health policy changes occurring, and provides partnership with our sister organizations like ACNM (the American College of Nurse Midwives).  We also offer membership options for our student nurse midwives and our allied health professionals. 

CNMA has a rotating board of members who help run monthly organizational meetings, draft legislature for midwifery-related bills, manage membership funds, provide access to health policy news to the community. The CNMA Board of Directors (BOD) are also practicing midwives across the state of California. We've taken the time to help you get to know each of us a bit more. Email us at if you are interested in serving on the BOD and say hello when you see us at events!