Get Involved

Ways to Get Involved

You don’t need to become a midwife to get involved. The midwifery community includes doulas, midwifery assistants, childbirth educators and prenatal yoga teachers. Consumers can become a part of Citizens for Midwifery the only national consumer-based group promoting the Midwives Model of Care. Citizens for Midwifery is a great site to get more information on legislative actions and midwifery regulation all over the country.

First Steps

  • Get involved and get informed about your local community. Join the VMA.

  • Take advantage of social networking and other online resources to connect with the midwifery community.

  • Become a doula or childbirth educator. Both are excellent training foundations for midwifery and are also wonderful callings.
  • Consider volunteering for your local midwife, doula program or La Leche League. Read all you can about midwifery and birth.
    Absorb as much information as possible.
  • Begin looking for a program or apprenticeship. Take your time to do the research and talk to other students before committing.

  • Talk to a local midwife about “the life”; the joys and challenges of practicing midwifery.

Important Links

The Midwifery Education Accredation Council (MEAC) accredits schools that train CPMs.

North American Registery of Midwives - for information on CPM training and requirements. 

American College of Nurse Midwives - National organization for nurse midwives.
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