Los Angeles Chapter

ACNM Region VI-5


Certified Nurse-Midwives


Los Angeles and Ventura County

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About Us

Honoring Women's Normal Life-Cycle Events

We believe in:

  •  watchful waiting and non-intervention processes
  • appropriate use of interventions and technology for current or potential health problems
  •  consultation, collaboration and referral with other members of the health care team as needed to provide optimal health care for our clients and families.
  • Primary Care 
  • gynecologic, family planning and contraception
  • preconception, pregnancy, and postpartum care 
  • care for the normal newborn during the first 28 days of life
  • treatment of male partners for sexually transmitted infections

What is a CNM?

Certified Nurse-Midwives are Advanced Practice Registered Nurses specializing in normal pregnancy and birth and care for women from adolescence to beyond menopause.​ We are licensed, independent health care providers in California. While midwives are known for attending births, we also provide primary care, gynecological services, write prescriptions, and provide nutrition counseling, parent education, and reproductive health visits.

Where can you find us?

UCLA, Cedars-Sinai, Kaiser Permanente, California Hospital, and Good Samaritan all provide midwifery services for women wishing to deliver in a hospital. There are three birth centers in the Los Angeles area as well as many Certified Nurse-Midwives attending births within the home.

How are we trained?

Certified Nurse-Midwives in California are registered nurses (RNs) with a master's degree in Nurse-Midwifery. In California, UCSD, UCSF, and California State University, Fullerton provide master's programs in Nurse-Midwifery, although CNMs in the Los Angeles area have been trained throughout the United States with a broad range of clinical experiences and backgrounds. 

The Certified Nurse-Midwife Scope of Practice

Upcoming Events

Donate to Our "Call the Midwife" campaign!

Our Next Chapter Meeting:

Our Annual Brunch Beach Meeting

October 11th at 10am

Back on the Beach Cafe off of the PCH

Please RSVP to Susan!