provide information and resources that promote the local midwife, as well as midwives and midwifery care across the country!


Citizens for Midwifery is a non-profit, volunteer, grassroots organization. Founded by several mothers in 1996, it is the only national consumer-based group promoting the Midwives Model of Care. The goal of Citizens for Midwifery is to see that the Midwives Model of Care is available to all childbearing women and universally recognized as the best kind of care for pregnancy and birth. Citizens for Midwifery also endorses the Mother-Friendly Childbirth Initiative™.

1. Citizens have a right to be involved in maternity care policy, and CfM is a powerful voice for consumers.

2. CfM works to improve access to the Midwives Model of Care in all settings for women of all ages, ethnic backgrounds, races, religions, sexual orientat

3. Coalition-building, communications, and networking with other organizations are essential for achieving our vision.

4. The education, credentialing, regulation, and licensing of midwives are of critical concern to consumers, because they determine whether or not childb