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Join the ACNM / CNMA!

Your ACNM / CNMA membership comes with so many benefits


The California Nurse-Midwives Association is the California affiliate of the American College of Nurse-Midwives. Your CNMA membership dues are paid with your ACNM membership and then split between the ACNM and CNMA to help fund important legislation for California nurse-midwives and the communities we serve. Dues also provide educational opportunities for nurse-midwives in your community, state, and nation. Only members have access to the many additional personal benefits and resources offered by the combined strengths of the ACNM  and CNMA, including mentoring, scholarships, discounts on continuing education, job postings nationwide, the exclusive MY PORTAL, which gives you the opportunity to network nationwide on CONNECT, and much more!

Visit to join or renew.


Participation by midwives of color (MOC) in the CNMA is vital to the progress of midwifery in California and demands our urgent support. To encourage more MOC to join, the CNMA is waiving the California affiliate fee for NEW California members who identify as MOC and join the ACNM. USE COUPON CODE: CA2020. 

Please contact our Membership Chair, Melanie Cabezas Phipps, at with any questions.

Follow The Money
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Where exactly do my membership fees go?

The CNMA leadership is 100% volunteer-based, and we are not paid for this work. So where does your money go?


We use your dues to pay our lobbyist, social media consultant, and attorney. The money you pay to maintain your CNMA membership is an investment in all the work the CNMA does to support midwives and our communities.


Here are just a few examples of the many ways we've put your money to work in recent years:

Here are some of the projects we're currently working on:

  • Improving the safety and quality of community-to-hospital transfers

  • Improving contracting with and reimbursement from commercial insurers and Medi-Cal

  • Building the midwifery workforce in California 

  • Midwifery privileges at hospitals throughout the state

With your help, we're revolutionizing sexual and reproductive healthcare in California! Please join us

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