Additional Resources


Florida Midwifery Statute and Administrative Code
This is the law and rule specific to the practice of Florida Licensed Midwives.

Midwifery Education Accreditation Council (MEAC)
MEAC is the national accrediting body for midwifery schools. There are 9 accredited midwifery schools in the US, and FSTM is the only accredited midwifery school in the Southeast.

North American Registry for Midwives (NARM)
NARM is an international certification agency who establishes and administers certification for the Certified Professional Midwife (CPM) credential. The NARM exam is used to certify both CPMs and Florida Licensed Midwives. FSTM students have a 98% pass rate on the NARM exam.

Midwives Alliance of North America (MANA)
MANA is a professional organization for all midwives. The mission of MANA is to provide a nurturing forum for support and cooperation among midwives.

Association of Midwifery Educators (AME)
AME is a non-profit organization committed to strengthening midwifery educators, schools, and administrators through connection, collaboration and coordination. All midwifery educators – preceptors, academic faculty, and school administrators – are welcome as members.

Foundation for Florida Midwives, Inc. (FFM)
FFM is a Florida non-profit corporation dedicated to the promotion and advancement of Florida licensed midwifery. Through advocacy and action, the Foundation seeks to ensure that Florida licensed midwifery remains an evidence-based option for Florida families.

Citizens for Midwifery (CFM)
CFM works to provide information and resources that promote the local midwife, as well as midwives and midwifery care across the country.

National Association of Certified Professional Midwives (NACPM)
NACPM is a non-profit professional organization for Certified Professional Midwives.

The Coalition for Improving Maternity Services (CIMS)
CIMS' mission is to promote a wellness model of maternity care that will improve birth outcomes and substantially reduce costs.

The American College of Nurse Midwives (ACNM)
ACNM's mission is to promote the health and well-being of women and infants within their families and communities through the development and support of the profession of midwifery as practiced by nurse-midwives and certified midwives.

Childbirth and Postpartum Professional Association (CAPPA)
CAPPA is an international certification organization for Doulas, Childbirth Educators and Lactation Educators.

DONA International
DONA International is a non-profit doula certifying and professional organization.

International Childbirth Education Association (ICEA)
ICEA is a professional organization that supports educators and health care professionals who believe in freedom to make decisions based on knowledge of alternatives in family-centered maternity and newborn care.

Midwifery Today
Each issue features articles from the brightest minds in the natural childbirth world, as well as passionate mothers, midwifery students and doulas trying to make the world a safer place for birth.