What is a CNM?
Certified Nurse-Midwives (CNMs) specialize in normal pregnancy and birth, and care for women from adolescence to beyond menopause. Our scope of practice includes primary care, gynecology, birth control, prenatal care, postpartum care and early newborn care.
How are we trained?
CNMs are Master's Degree prepared Advanced Practice Nurses who are board certified by the American Midwifery Certification Board (AMCB). In California we are independent practitioners and licensed by the Board of Nursing.
Where can you find a midwife?
CNMs in Los Angeles work in hospitals, birth centers, health centers and attend homebirths. You can find us at UCLA, Kaiser, Cedars-Sinai, Planned Parenthood and many more locations. To find a midwife, click here.
Is a midwife right for me?
Read more and take the healthcare provider quiz at Midwifery & Women’s Health, Our Moment of Truth
How do I become a midwife?
In California, UCSF, UCSD and California State University at Fullerton offer Master's programs in midwifery. Learn more about becoming a midwife.
For new and experienced midwives interested in connecting through a mentorship program please see the student page of the CNMA website.