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CNMA Newsletter: July 2022

Message From the President

Rolling back our rights?

My dear fellow midwives, student midwives, and midwifery supporters,

CNMA is grieving with millions of you at the loss of our constitutionally recognized right to abortion with the overturning of Roe v. Wade. But we knew this was coming and are fighting to protect abortion rights in California, both for patients and providers.

CNMA is part of the California Future of Abortion Council (CA FAB Council). The CA FAB Council is comprised of reproductive freedom and sexual and reproductive health care allies, partners, and leaders. Together, the CA FAB Council works in collaboration with policy makers, researchers, advocates, providers, patients, and key constituents to determine potential challenges in the state and recommend solutions that will continue to provide access and stability for both Californians and those who may seek services here from out of state. On December 8, 2021 the CA FAB Council released a blueprint outlining 45 policy recommendations policymakers can implement to better prepare California as the threat to abortion rights and access continues to grow. And now that Roe v Wade has been overturned, the work of the CA FAB Council is more important than ever. We currently have 15 bills making their way through the legislature that will help to secure the rights to abortion, protect against the criminalization of pregnancy, and to expand access to all forms of reproductive healthcare in our state. You can learn more about the legislative, administrative, budget, and research initiatives being led by the CA FAB Council here.

As we know, abortion is health care, and healthcare decisions should be decided by an individual and their provider.

This is not a matter for ideological debate. This is a matter of life and death.

SisterSong defines Reproductive Justice as the human right to maintain personal bodily autonomy, have children, not have children, and parent the children we have in safe and sustainable communities. We know that the ability to choose if, when, and how to give birth is linked to a person’s economic success, educational attainment, and general health and well-being. The ACNM Position Statement on Midwives as Abortion Providers further affirms, for midwives and all in the health care space, the fact that individuals have the right to decide what is best for their health, bodies, lives, and families.

Now is the time for action. If you’re not sure what to do next, we’ve got a growing list of places to start:

  • Contribute to local abortion access funds.

  • Sign and share the Moms Rising petition to protect reproductive rights.

  • Share your experience with abortion care in written words or in a video.

  • Vote YES on Proposition 1 this fall. Prop 1 will to add abortion rights directly into the California State Constitution so that people continue to have the power to control their own bodies and personal decisions. No matter what the Supreme Court decides, here in California, health care is a right.

  • Share the Joint Statement from Maternal Health Specialists on Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization via social media, and to use it to guide your own health policy decisions within your practice.

  • Become a medication abortion provider today. You can order mifepristone without physician supervision through GenBioPro.

  • Become a member of CNMA! Your membership dues help to sustain this advocacy work so that we can fight for you and for the people we serve. While we are an all-volunteer organization, we pay good money for our expert lobbyists, and they’re worth every penny. If your membership is up-to-date, consider making a donation to the cause.

  • Learn with us at the CNMA’s upcoming Abortion Workshop on November 5 (save the date!). Learn to provide medication abortion, become a telehealth abortion provider, and find out more about the midwife’s role in aspiration and surgical abortion.

  • Educate yourself on the evidence on abortion. Evidence Based Birth has created a free, publicly available Abortion Research Resource Guide that can be found via their Birth Justice page here. The Abortion Research Resource Guide is full of summaries of research and history that anybody can learn from, republish, and use.

  • Keep learning on ACNM’s Abortion Is Healthcare Resources Page.

As always, I’m available by email at and by text at (805) 415-2553.

In the spirit of service,

Paris Maloof-Bury, CNM, IBCLC

President, California Nurse-Midwives Association


CNMA Upcoming Election

The CNMA annual election is coming soon, where you will have the opportunity to vote on proposed updates to the CNMA Bylaws, and to elect incoming Board Members. But first we need some candidates! If you’re interested in joining our highly productive team (and bulking up your CV in the process), now’s the time to jump in! Thinking about running, but not sure you’ve got what it takes? We’re committed to mentoring new board members in their role and setting you up for success. The following offices are up for election this Summer: President, Representative from an Under-Represented Group, Reproductive Justice & Anti-Racism Chair, Southern California Representative, and Treasurer. Please email Paris Maloof-Bury or Alison Young if you are interested in running.

Board of Directors: Call for Nominations


The role of President is usually preceded by a year of onboarding as President-Elect. However, due to an unprecedented withdrawal of two consecutive midwives having to withdraw consecutively from their commitment to serve in this role, we are accepting nominations for President. The role will include two years serving as President, followed by one year as Immediate Past President, during which time they will serve as a resource and mentor to the new President.

  1. Voting member of the Board.

  2. Preside at all Board meetings.

  3. Preside at all Affiliate meetings with proper notification to members of meetings and agendas.

  4. Appoint standing committee and task force Chairpersons.

  5. Designate and appoint Affiliate representatives to State external organizations.

  6. Coordinate communications between the Affiliate, the Regional Representative, and ACNM.

  7. Declare election results and communicate those results to the Regional Representative and to ACNM.

  8. The President, in consultation with the Treasurer, is empowered to jointly approve expenditures under and up to a predetermined amount in accordance with the Standard Rules and Operating Procedures developed by the Board of Directors.

  9. Attend monthly virtual Board meetings.

Representative from Under-Represented Group

  1. Voting member of the Board.

  2. Attend monthly virtual Board meetings.

  3. Acts as liaison and represents the interests of a community under-represented in midwifery and/or on the CNMA Board

  4. Two year term, may serve up to two consecutive terms.

Reproductive Justice & Anti-Racism Chair

  1. Voting member of the Board.

  2. Attend monthly virtual Board meetings.

  3. Responsible for guiding CNMA in our aim to become an organization committed to the reproductive-justice framework and to become and anti-racist organization.

  4. Acts as liaison between the Board and the Reproductive Justice Anti-Racism Committee.

  5. Chairs and directs the activities of the Reproductive Justice & Anti-Racism Committee

  6. Two year term, may serve up to two consecutive terms.

Southern California Representative

  1. Voting member of the Board.

  2. Attend monthly virtual Board meetings.

  3. Develop relationships with the members of the region.

  4. Establish two-way communication with regional chapter chairs and members to update them on affiliate issues; and bring chapters’ and members’ issues, comments, needs, and requests from regional members to the Board.

  5. Should attend their own chapter meetings.

  6. Help lead and organize in-district visits and advocacy efforts.

  7. Stay involved and participate in events in their region as a representative of CNMA.

  8. Two year term, may serve up to two consecutive terms.


  1. Perform all duties commonly incident to and vested in the office of Treasurer of a corporation, as well as all duties delegated by the President, including, but not limited to the administration of the fiscal and financial policies of the Affiliate.

  2. Supervise the maintenance of accurate corporate books.

  3. Act as custodian of the funds of the Affiliate and as signatory to the Corporation’s bank account in order to issue the checks and drafts of the Corporation as directed by the Board.

  4. Present itemized financial reports at each meeting of the Affiliate.

  5. Maintain a list of members with ACNM and Affiliate dues currently paid.

  6. The Treasurer, in consultation with the President, is empowered to jointly approve expenditures under and up to a predetermined amount in accordance with the Standard Rules and Operating Procedures developed by the Board of Directors.

Proposed Updates to CNMA Bylaws

The following proposed updates to the bylaws will be voted on in the upcoming election:

Article III. Membership and Privileges, Section B. Classification, Qualifications and Privileges of Members, subsection 1. shall be amended to include the new classification of Active Retired Members in alignment with the ACNM updated bylaws, as follows:

Active and Active Retired members (as defined by ACNM) in the Affiliate may make motions, vote and hold office.

Article III. Membership and Privileges, Section E. Membership Dues, subsection 5. shall be amended to define membership dues for Active Retired Members in alignment with the ACNM updated bylaws, as follows:

Active Retired membership (as defined by ACNM) dues shall be in the amount of $50.

Article VI. Board of Directors, Section E. Terms of Office of the Voting Members of the Board of Directors, subsection 1. shall be amended to extend the terms of offices to include an additional year as “Immediate Past”member to allow mentorship of incoming board members. The language would be updated as follows:

All members of the Board of Directors shall be elected to serve a term of 2 years in voting capacity, plus one year as “Immediate Past” member (i.e., Immediate Past Northern California Representative”). Each member shall serve in voting capacity until their term is completed or a successor is elected and assumes Office. Once their successor has assumed office, each member will transition to the role of “Immediate Past” member, and serve to mentor the incoming member, offer support and guidance, serve as a source of continuity, and ensure historical context for important issues pertaining to their role.


California Health Policy and Professional Practice

Legislative Updates

BIG NEWS!!!!! The Governor signed the Budget Act this week (AB 154), and it includes two huge wins that CNMA has been working on this legislative year!

  • First, the Budget Act includes funding for the Midwifery Workforce Training Act that was passed in last year's Momnibus Bill (SB 65), and puts it under the umbrella program of the Song Brown Workforce Training Program. Essentially this means that midwifery training programs (both LM and CNM programs) are now eligible to apply for funding from the state to support their program initiatives, preceptors, and students.

  • Secondly, the Budget Act reverses the 10 percent Medi-Cal rate reduction that was put into place in 2011, which will increase Medi-Cal reimbursement for midwives and other provider types.

  • All Future of Abortion Council Bills continue to move forward. Of note, SB 1375 (Atkins) would remove the requirement of CNMs and NPs to have standardized procedures in order to perform aspiration abortion, and replaces that requirement with some clarity around what is required for training.This is an important step in abortion access, but also a great step toward the state recognizing the need to reduce administrative barriers to midwifery practice. Legislative updates are posted at

Nurse-Midwifery Advisory Committee

Thanks to the work of the Nurse-Midwifery Advisory Committee, the Board of Registered Nursing has updated its website with important references for interpreting SB 1237, our bill that removed physician supervision. You can find their Frequently Asked Questions document here, and future documents will be posted here.


Volunteer Opportunities

ACNM MOCC Mentoring

The ACNM Midwives of Color Committee (MOCC) will be relaunching their Mentoring Program this Summer and THEY NEED YOU. If you are interested in participating as a mentor or mentee, please fill out the interest form.

ACNM Volunteer, Committee, and Division Opportunities

The Division for the Advancement of Midwifery - Chair: The purpose of the Division of Advancement of Midwifery (DAM) is to expand midwifery care to all women through all practice modalities, independent midwifery practice, workforce expansion, and education of both the public and more formally of the profession to ensure both quality improvement and interprofessional initiatives. It includes two subdivisions: Practice Advancement and Education Advancement.

Membership & Marketing Committee – Committee Members: The Membership & Marketing committee helps ACNM implement a membership strategic plan, attracting and retaining new members by establishing membership needs and priorities. The committee is seeking members to support these goals and other charges, like promoting the midwifery profession.

Alliance for Innovation on Maternal Health (AIM): ACNM and the AIM/Community Care Initiative (AIM CCI) are seeking a volunteer who is a subject expert in gestational diabetes, hypertension, and overweight. This person will be instrumental in develop in the new AIM Bundle! Click this link to learn more!

For more information or to apply, please complete the application and send CV and Cover Letter to


Scholarships, Fellowships, and Grants

CNMF Back to School Scholarships for Student Midwives

California Student Midwives are our first priority. We would like to get funding into your hands to support the success of your education and help you thrive during your program. CNMF invests in the diversification of midwifery care and understands that the barriers to completing your program are unique to you. CNMF prioritizes communities historically excluded from midwifery in our funding (BIPOC, LGBTQ+). We encourage you to use our simple one page application to request funds! Our funding averages to $500 per student. If additional funding is needed, we will consider it on an individual basis. Apply now!

CNMF Funding to Support Preceptors

The California Nurse-Midwives Foundation recognizes that precepting often comes at a cost, whether accepting students as an individual preceptor or advocating for precepting at your institution. We partnered with Anthem and currently have $16,000 to support precepting and mentoring for students in distance learning programs. Click here to fill out a 1-page application through the Foundation. The deadline to apply is July 6th. We are exploring the best strategy to encourage sites to open up now while also looking at long-term strategies. A short-term plan may mean supporting individual CNMs (time for onboarding, orienting, decreased schedule templates) or supporting your ability to advocate for your institution to open up for student precepting. Please fill out the application and let us know what you need to become a preceptor in the short term, and share your ideas on how we can address this going forward. Midwifery education programs offer logistical assistance and ongoing support for preceptors and students. Click here and scroll to “Contact Us” to connect with a program lead. We encourage you to reach out directly and NOT wait for a student or education program to reach out to you! The programs will do their best to match students with available preceptors.

AWHONN 2022 EBP Scholarships

Evidence-Based Practice programs give you the confidence you need to incorporate clinical expertise and current research into the decision-making process. This leads to high-quality care with improved patient outcomes, reduces geographic variation in care delivery, and empowers you in your nursing role. AWHONN is accepting applications for members to earn scholarships to attend virtual or in-person evidence-based practice immersion programs. The cost of attendance for accepted scholars will be funded through Every Woman, Every Baby.

The application deadline is July 10, 2022. For questions, please reach out to

The A.C.N.M. Foundation Varney Leadership Award: Attendance and Accommodations at 2022 LEAD and Midwifery Works plus $1000

The A.C.N.M. Foundation Varney Leadership Award will be made to two basic midwifery student members of ACNM to support their participation in a unique mentored student leadership experience. Award recipients will attend a one-day LEAD (Learn, Engage, Ascend, Deliver) Leadership Development Program (October 6, 2022), followed by two days at the annual Midwifery Works Conference (October 7-8, 2022), both in Henderson, Nevada.

Applications are due by July 17, 2022.

The Carrington-Hsia-Nieves Doctoral Scholarship for Midwives of Color ($5,000)

The A.C.N.M. Foundation, Inc. announces the Carrington-Hsia-Nieves Doctoral Scholarship for Midwives of Color Scholarship to be awarded to a CNM/CM of color enrolled in doctoral or post-doctoral education and a current ACNM member. Eligible midwives of color are encouraged to apply! Applications are due by September 12, 2022.


Education, Trainings, and Webinars

CNMA Annual Meeting–Call for Presenters and Save the Date

Save the date! The CNMA Annual Meeting will take place on November 6 at the Madonna Inn in San Luis Obispo! If you are interested in presenting, please contact Jillian Cauley. More info will be coming soon!

Resources for Improving Community Birth Transfers in California

The Transform Maternity Care program at the Purchaser Business Group on Health (PBGH)and Health Quality Institute (HQI/CHPSO) engaged an expert panel of California physicians and midwives to develop resources and discuss strategies to increase hospital-birth center collaboration, and particularly to improve community birth transfers. In case you missed it, the recording of the webinar is available for FREE here! And please check out these additional resources to improve.

Perinatal Bereavement Resources

AWHONN has developed resources for nurses and caregivers to help them provide the highest level of compassionate and respectful care to families experiencing loss during the childbearing years. New resources include:

Additional resources, checklists, and more are available on our new Perinatal Bereavement Resources page.

How to Start a Birth Center

Attend AABC's first How to Start a Birth Center in-person workshop since 2019, happening July 11-12, 2022 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The How to Start a Birth Center workshops are offered in three formats: online, in-person, and customized. The in-person and online workshops provide the same content, faculty, and materials, and the registration fees are the same too.

Register for the workshop that is right for you. Learn more and register at Questions? Contact us at or by phone at 215-234-8068.


It is that time of the year! The International Lactation Consultant Association’s 2022 Virtual Conference is around the corner. If you use the discount code LATCH25, you will not only save 25%, but ILCA will be donating up to $25USD to the Monetary Investment for Lactation Consultant Certification (MILCC) on your behalf. Registration includes: over 58 experts are scheduled to provide world-class education; access to LIVE sessions with expert speakers and chat with other virtual participants in real-time; additional on-demand 33 sessions presented by lactation experts from around the world; content will be on-demand in 6 languages; access to up to 36 CERPs; and up to three months to view the content. July 14, 2022.

35th Annual PSI Conference

The annual PSI conference provides an opportunity to meet, learn together, and share ideas with others involved in the field of perinatal mental health. This year’s conference will be held in New Orleans, Louisiana at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans. The main conference will be held July 15-17, 2022, with pre-conference trainings held July 13-14, 2022. July 13-14: 2-Day Pre-Conference Certificate Course; July 14: Perinatal Loss and Grief Advanced Training; July 15-17: PSI Main Conference, with keynotes, breakouts, and posters; and July 17: Advanced Perinatal Mental Health Psychotherapy Training. Register today!

The Time is Now: Ensuring reproductive health access, justice, and equity beyond Roe v. Wade.

Please join the The Los Angeles County Women's Health Equity Coalition on July 20, 2022 from 8 AM - 12:30 PM PST. The Supreme Court of the United States has reversed 50 years of legal precedent and eliminated the Constitutional right to abortion care. Overnight, more than 36 million people in states hostile to reproductive health services lost access to abortion care and California could see an almost 3,000% increase in people driving to our state to access abortion services. Given that Los Angeles County is a major metropolitan transportation hub, it is highly anticipated that people from across the country will come to Los Angeles to obtain the abortion care and other reproductive health services they will not be able to access in their home states or counties. The time is NOW. We must prepare and ensure that abortion and other reproductive health care in Los Angeles County becomes equitably accessible for all. Register for this FREE event now!

Addressing Treatment Gaps in Maternal Mental Health

Join us for a Fireside chat with Diana Clarke, PhD of the American Psychiatric Association (APA), and Tiffany Moore Simas, MD of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), discussing the APA’s new Maternal Mental Health (MMH) initiatives to close treatment gaps in MMH. We will unpack the APA’s initiatives which include: a needs assessment regarding the intersection of maternal substance use and mental health; updating and expanding existing psychiatric recommendations for the mental health care of pregnant women; and creating educational & training recommendations for behavioral health clinicians

And the ACOG-endorsed, Lifeline for Moms Perinatal Mental Health Tool Kit, which provides: recommended obstetric provider actions; screening algorithms; and "Clinical Pearls" to support detection, assessment, and treatment. During this fireside chat, we will address what this means, not only to providers, but to insurers/payers, government leaders, and patients. Those who register will receive a link to the recording. Monday, July 25, 10-11 AM PST.

Grow Your DEI-Q: Building REALationships and Trust (ACNM’s Diversity and Inclusion Pre-Conference Workshop)

The dynamics of diversity—coupled with where each person is on their awareness journey—can create challenges for equity, inclusion, and belonging. Imagine for a moment that a single, misguided, unintentional comment or behavior has negatively impacted a CNM/CM or the women and families you serve. And as a result, they can withdraw and become guarded in what they say and do—feeling not safe. This scenario is not far-fetched. You don’t want to miss Theresa Robinson, BA, MA, ABD’s workshop addressing this issue! Pre-conference August 7, 2022 10 AM - 2 PM PST. Register now!

How to Recognize and Repair Microaggression in Maternal Healthcare Settings: An Interactive Simulation-Based Workshop (ACNM’s Diversity and Inclusion Pre-Conference Workshop)

This interactive workshop will guide participants through simulation experiences to understand and address implicit bias and microaggressions. We will introduce participants to the concept “Calling-In,” which centers the importance of cultivating authentic relationships, recognizes the salience of individuals’ unique and shared cultural identities, and holding each other accountable for our actions. Pre-conference August 7, 2022 10 AM - 2 PM PST. Register now!

ACNM’s Diversity and Inclusion Conference

Learn from experts who will demonstrate how to guide, influence, and manage change to create inclusive experiences. Topics will include creating a culture of inclusion, inclusive sexual health, race as a social construct, implicit bias, reproductive justice, LGBTQ/nonbinary care, and proudly announcing our Opening Keynote Speaker... Nikole Hannah-Jones! Registration includes access to two days of virtual content, with a pre-conference day of workshops available to add-on. August 8-9, 2022.

The Midwife as Surgical First Assistant

ACNM has a full schedule of The Midwife as Surgical First Assistant (First Assist) Virtual Clinical Labs available through December 2022! First Assist focuses on training midwives to participate and provide continuity of care for patients during a cesarean section. The July date for First Assist has one spot left! They fill up fast, so be sure to register for our August date NOW! Tuesday, August 23, 7 AM - 1 PM PST. Registration deadline is Tuesday, August 16, 2022 to secure your materials!

The National Reproductive Justice Conference: Let’s Talk About Sex!

In this critical moment in history, we are bringing people together in Dallas, Texas from August 25-28th for "Let's Talk About Sex", our fifth national Reproductive Justice conference. This year's theme Our Blueprint for a Body Revolution was chosen intentionally for this very moment. We knew this was coming and we are ready to move together. The only thing missing is you. It is going to take all of us to provide aid, vision, and strategy--this conference is an important first meeting. This convening will also be an opportunity to grieve, build and integrate cross-movement strategies. We will remind ourselves of the power we have together and deepen our work, refresh our healing practices and revive our commitment to our vision. As we continue to grapple with the impacts of the Supreme Court decision and the incredible harm already happening, SisterSong is preparing to host the first national Sexual and Reproductive Justice gathering post the decision -- and we want you there. We are finalizing the important details and want you to know that we are offering virtual and in-person conference activities; limiting the capacity for covid safety; layering added security measures; and have scholarships available and discounts for members.

International Conference on Forensic Nursing Science and Practice

Registration is now open! Join us in Dallas, Texas, September 28-October 1 for the 2022 IAFN Conference (#IAFN2022). IAFN2022 offers you the opportunity to explore new research, strengthen your knowledge, and expand your professional network.

AWHONN Respectful Maternity Care Toolkit

New resources have been added to AWHONN's Respectful Maternity Care (RMC) Toolkit. AWHONN released the Respectful Maternity Care Framework and Evidence-Based Guideline and Respectful Maternity Care Implementation Toolkit to provide health care professionals with the tools necessary to integrate respectful maternity care into their area of work or influence. New additions include:

  • Webinar: Fruit of a Poisonous Tree: A Look at the Historical Roots of Black Maternal Healthcare in the US

  • New Infographics: RMC Patient Facing, RMC Nurse Care


To view previously listed educational opportunities, please visit our website at


Job Opportunities

Best Start Birth Center Clinical Director

Best Start Birth Center, established in 1989 (California's first state licensed and nationally accredited birth center) is Seeking a Full Time Clinical Director/Midwife. Best Start is devoted to maintaining access for all: Self Pay, commercial PPO insurance, Tricare Preferred Provider, and the Medi-Cal population. The Clinical Director is responsible for directing midwifery services in the birth center in accordance with guidelines of the AABC (American Association of Birth Centers, CABC (Commission for the Accreditation of Birth Centers), and CA Department of Public Health. Clinical Director maintains high quality standards of care in the birth center and supervises the clinical staff, as well as providing full-scope midwifery care. Clinical Director oversees protocol development, educational/compliance experiences, quality assurance, and developmental planning for the birth center. The full job description is here. Please contact Karen H. Roslie for more information or to apply.

Best Start Birth Center Full Time and Part Time CNMs

Best Start Birth Center established in 1989 (California's first state licensed and nationally accredited birth center) is Seeking both part time and full time CNMs. Best Start is devoted to maintaining access for all: Self Pay, commercial PPO insurance, Tricare Preferred Provider, and the Medi-Cal population. Please submit cover letter, CV, and salary requirements if you are passionate about women's health, holistic health care, and OUT OF HOSPITAL natural childbirth, at California's premier licensed/accredited freestanding birth center. Midwives are able to be on-call from home. This lifestyle works great for midwives who are passionate about OOH physiologic birth AND seeking a consistent and flexible with work/life balance. AND/OR have other professional obligations but desiring an out of hospital experience. Excellent opportunity to learn and improve Natural Childbirth skills! Will consider new graduate. Position entails OB/GYN clinic, being “on-call”, triaging patients, providing prenatal care, and delivering babies in a freestanding birth center. If you have a desire to provide individualized, high- quality freestanding birth center care, please contact Karen H. Roslie.

Long Beach Birth Center

The Long Beach Birth Center is currently seeking Midwives, LM's and CNM's, who are eager to assist low risk women in achieving a safe, physiologic birth in an accredited freestanding birth center. Midwives share practice duties that include office hours as well as shared on-call schedules. They are supported by birth assistants and an excellent administrative staff.

Benefits of a Midwife position with us and experience natural unmedicated deliveries, water birth, continuity of care, low volume, and work alongside CNM's, CM's, CPM's. Qualifications and Skills: certified midwife licensure in CA; current BLS and NRP certifications; proficient computer skills and EHR; electronic medical/health record (EMR) experience essential; excellent customer service skills; ability to work in a fast paced environment; and Spanish proficiency preferred but not required. Apply now!

OB Hospitalist Group CNM Director

OB Hospitalist Group (OBHG) is hiring a CNM Director! As part of the clinical leadership team, a CNM Director embraces the following focus on clinical operations: (1) Program Operations to ensure quality care is delivered, (2) Building and maintaining relationships with hospital medical staff, nursing staff and administrative leadership as a spirit of service to others, (3) Building and maintaining relationships with the CNM and physician Ob Hospitalist team, (4) Ensuring the assigned program is connected to the overall OBHG medical group network, and (5) Financial stewardship to ensure the longevity of the program. Under the supervision of a licensed physician (where required by hospital bylaws or state statutes), attends cases of normal childbirth and provides prenatal, intrapartum, and postpartum care, including family-planning care, for the mother, and immediate care for the newborn. This position reports to a Medical Director of Operations and will collaborate with the MDO to ensure the clinical team is delivering a quality program that achieves both OBHG’s and the hospital’s clinical and operational objectives. The CNM Director is expected to work at least five (5) OBHG 24-hour shifts (or equivalent) each 28-day period during their employment as CNM Director. The CNM Director is also expected to travel to the hospital as needed to address hospital and operational priorities. This travel will include dates when the CNM Director is not working a clinical shift. The full job description is available here. Apply now!

OB Hospitalist Group CNM

OB Hospitalist Group (OBHG) is hiring CNMs! As part of the OBHG clinical team, a Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM) embraces the following focus on delivering a quality Ob Hospitalist program: (1) Delivery of quality care that is evidence-based and consistent with the core values of OBHG, (2) A spirit of service to others including building and maintaining relationships with medical staff, nursing staff and hospital leadership, (3) A spirit of service to the Ob Hospitalist team, (4) Connecting to the OBHG medical group network, and (5) financial stewardship. This position will be part of a team of providers at the assigned site working together with the support of the CNM Director, Site Director of Ob Hospitalists, Medical Director of Operations (MDO) and Director of Hospital Operations (DHO) to ensure that the program is meeting OBHG’s and the hospital’s operational goals. The full job description is available here. Apply now!


Medi-Cal Rx

The Medi-Cal Rx Monthly Bulletin for July is available. The monthly bulletin consists of alerts and notices posted to the Bulletins & News page on the Medi-Cal Rx Web Portal. Sign up for the Medi-Cal Rx Subscription Service to be notified when new information is posted. Additional information is available below:


Midwife Crush Mondays!

Do you know an amazing Midwife who is doing revolutionary work? We want to feature them on our social media platforms!

CNMA is looking for submissions for our new social media series “Midwife Crush Monday” where we highlight the stories of trailblazing midwives across the industry who are making a difference in the midwifery profession. You can even submit yourself!

Here’s what we’re looking for:

  • Midwife’s name (include pronouns)

  • Affiliated organization(s)

  • Why you became a midwife (and anything awesome you’d like to brag about)

  • Headshot/Photo if available

  • Bonus: Please include social media handles for tagging!

Please send submissions to for consideration!


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