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Direct entry midwives are licensed.

Direct entry midwives have been licensed in Arizona since 1978. 

For information about nurse-midwives and their state organizations and schools, contact the American College of Nurse-Midwives at or call 202-728-9860.

Midwifery Education Accreditation Council (MEAC)

20 E Cherry Ave
Flagstaff, AZ 86001-4607
Phone: (928) 214-0997
Fax: (928) 773-9694

Motivated Arizona Midwifery Advocates

Contact: Claudine Calligan
315 South Williams
Mesa, AZ 85213
480-807-9938 Home
602-301-1797 Office

Arizona Association of Midwives

Contact: Stephanie Penick, L.M.
Office: (480) 982-0718

Arizona Birth Network

Directors: Jeanette LeBlanc & Mani Canaday
PO Box 5857
Phoenix, AZ

The Arizona Birth Network is a non-profit organization committed to helping women and families have safe and fulfilling pregnancy and birth experiences while empowering them in their role as health care consumers. We promote an awareness of evidence-based care and informed decision-making through advocacy, education and support.

Arizona Student Midwives


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Link to ACNM for Information on Certified Nurse Midwives