American College of Nurse-Midwives
The American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM) is the professional organization for certified nurse-midwives and certified midwives. With roots dating to 1929, ACNM is the oldest women's health care organization in the United States.Incorporated in 1955, it was founded as the outgrowth of a series of circumstances that rendered its creation necessary.
The mission of the American College of Nurse-Midwives is to support midwives and advance the practice of midwifery in order to achieve optimal health for women through their lifespan, with expertise in well woman and gynecologic care, promoting optimal pregnancy, physiologic birth, postpartum care, and care of the newborn. ACNM supports the practice of midwives by promoting education, research, and advocacy that advances clinical excellence, expansion of a diverse midwifery workforce, and equitable legislation, regulation, and institutional policies that establish midwifery as the standard of care for women