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Certified Professional Midwives are licensed to practice in the State of Virginia.

On March 29, 2005 Governor Mark Warner signed into law two identical bills, HB 2038 and SB 1259, that provide for the licensure of Certified Professional Midwives (CPMs).

Commonwealth Midwives Alliance (CMA)


http://www.commonwealthmidwives.org/history.htm

CMA Statement of Purpose:

To create an organization that can unite all midwives in Virginia.
To facilitate communication among all midwives in Virginia.
To further the education of midwives.
To educate the public regarding midwifery and childbirth.
To respond to the legal needs of midwives in Virginia.
To further the alliance between midwives and other health care professionals.
To maintain affiliation with local and national organizations who share our interests, as well as midwifery organizations from other states.

Contact:
Kim L. Mosny, CPM, LM [VA], President
Mailing Address:
   P.O. Box 803
   Dayton, VA 22821
Toll Free Phone: (877) 833-6656
Email: info@commonwealthmidwives.org
YahooGroup: http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/Friends_of_CMA/
Find a CMA Midwife: midwife@commonwealthmidwives.org

Virginia Birth PAC


This is a new Political Action Group (PAC) that has grown out of grassroots organizations and interested citizens.

http://www.vabirthpac.org/
The purpose of VABirthPAC is to impact evidence based Maternal/Child Health policies
for the citizens of the Commonwealth of Virginia.

VABirthPAC Mission: "to impact evidence based Maternal & Child health policies for the citizens of the Commonwealth".
VABirthPAC Long Term Goals to:
Support, propose and track legislation that impacts Maternal & Child health in Virginia.
Raise money for organizational development and influence the selection, nomination, or election of any State office.
Network with other organizations to effect change in Maternal & Child health.

VA Birth PAC (VABirthPAC)
PO Box 17336
Richmond, VA 23226

E-mail: info@vabirthpac.org
Phone: (434) 962-5453
YahooGroup: http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/vabirthpac/

Midwifery Advisory Board (for the VA Board of Medicine)
http://www.dhp.state.va.us/medicine/advisory/mw/Default.asp


VA Chapter of the ACNM

Virginia Nurse Midwives, Region IV, Chapter 9
http://www.vamidwife.org/
Chapter Chair: Karen Winstead, CNM
              Email: karenwinstead@newlifebirthcenter.net
Mailing Address: New Life Birth Center
        P.O. Box 21461
        Roanoke, VA 24018
Chapter Co-Chair: Jessica Jordon, CNM                  
Email: jordancnm@gmail.com

Birth Matters Virginia
http://www.birthmattersva.org/

To improve the culture of birth in Virginia by educating women & families
about evidence-based models of maternity care and supporting care providers
who practice mother & baby-friendly care. Birth Matters Virginia! is a non-profit
group, aspiring to educate the community about birth, pregnancy, and postpartum.

PO Box 17356
Richmond, VA 23226
Executive Director: Therese Hak-Kuhn
Email: info@birthmattersva.org
Phone: (804) 320-0607
YahooGrouop: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/BirthmattersVa/


Mothers United for Midwifery

E-mail VAMUM-subscribe@yahoogroups.com to subscribe to discussion group.

Contact: Freeda Cathcart
Roanoke , VA
Phone: 540-989-9821


Virginia School of Traditional Midwifery


http://www.virginiamidwife.com/

The mission of Virginia School of Traditional Midwifery is to prepare midwives for practice in accordance with the Midwives Model of Care, the MANA Core Competencies, and NARM's certification guidelines.  We support the traditional apprenticeship model of midwifery training by encouraging learning opportunities within a community context and with the participation of experienced midwives as mentors and teachers.

Contact: Peggy Franklin, CPM, LM [VA]
Email: peggyfran@gmail.com
           
   Kim Pekin, CPM, LM [VA]
   Email: kimpekin@gmail.com

Location: 14158 Clubhouse Road
              Gainesville, VA, 20155
Phone: (240) 422-3889 or (703) 357-3808



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