Minnesota Council of CPMs www.minnesotamidwives.org/MCCPM/Home.html Contact Information: Minnesota Council of Certified Professional Midwives PO Box 40462 Saint Paul MN 55104-5485 Direct entry midwives and nurse midwives can and be licensed in NM and are regulated by the Department of Public Health. Illinois Council of Certified Professional Midwives illinoismidwives.org www.facebook.com/Illinois-Council-of-Certified-Professional-Midwives-219295244816647/ info@illinoismidwifery.org Our Bodies Ourselves was among those who filed an amicus curiae to support the revocation of an injunction against the law and thus the legalization of midwives in the state. Judy Norsigian, directrice exécutive of OBOS, also addresses the central theme of choice: New Mexico Department of Health: Public Health Division nmhealth.org/about/phd/fhb/mwp/ Certified nurse-midwives are licensed as licensed certified nurse-midwives (CNM). Direct entry midwives are approved as licensed midwives (LM). Contact Information: Colgate Building 2040 S. Pacheco Santa Fe, NM 87505 Katie Avery, MS, CFNP 505-476-8866 Bureau 505-476-8995 Fax catherine.avery@state.nm.us Alaska Affilié de l`American College of Nurse-Midwives www.alaskamidwives.org/ Contact Information: Alaska Affilié de l`ACNM P.O. Box 230231 Anchorage, AK 99523-0231 Courriel : info@alaskamidwives.org New Hampshire Midwives Association nhmidwives.org/nhmaindex.html www.facebook.com/New-Hampshire-Midwives-Association-195483697152104/ Maine Association of American College of Nurse-Midwives www.mainemidwives.org Colorado Midwives Association www.coloradomidwives.org/ Kontaktinformationen : midwifegina@gmail.com Missouri Midwives Association www.missourimidwivesassociation.org/ Kontaktinformationen: Missouri Midwives Association 1325 W. Sunshine, #132 Springfield, MO 65807 Telefon: 202-MIDWIF-1 oder 202-643-9431 E-Mail: information@missourimidwivesassociation.org Dr. Elizabeth Allemann, Hausärztin aus Columbia mit 20 Jahren Erfahrung, unterstützt das Gesetz von 2008 und spricht im Namen von Friends of Missouri Midwives. “Legal home birth midwives mean we can all be open and honest about what happened, why and what the plans are in the future,” she said in a press release.

“I can`t tell you how much more comfortable, comprehensive and safe the care I provide today than in the past, when families felt the pressure to protect their midwives. Now I have the table, and the midwife often calls in advance or accompanies the family to the visit. Open is better. In the 1980s and 1990s, MMA introduced one bill after another in the Missouri Legislature that typically went through the Missouri House of Representatives to die in the Senate under the threat of obstruction. In 2002, a member of the Missouri House of Representatives, Cynthia Davis of O`Fallon, was on a long flight from Paris, sitting next to none other than Ina May Gaskin and Robbie Davis-Floyd. They talked all the way home and Cynthia made legalizing midwifery in Missouri a priority. Beginning in 2004, Davis rewrote and rewrote bills to legalize midwifery, and advised and cooperated with MMA every step of the way. It was important for the bill to pave the way for all types of midwives to share their knowledge and experience.

After several projects and eventual consensus, members of the Missouri Midwives Association and the Friends of Missouri Midwives (FoMM) joined forces and informed lawmakers throughout the 2005 legislature of a bill that would at least prevent midwives from being illegal. The bill was passed by the House Committee on Children and Families with a unanimous yes, passed by the House of Representatives in a vote in the early hours of the morning, went to the Senate and unfortunately expired at the Senate General Committee on Legal Affairs at the end of the 2005 session. Missouri families and midwives have not given up. They tried again with a similar bill in 2006, but that bill stipulated that the midwife had to be a certified professional midwife. The decision to add the CMP requirement came after many hours of debate among MMA members, which led to the addition of a “grandmother clause” for experienced midwives and a religious exception. Months of negotiations and compromises ended with a disappointing obstruction by Colombian Senator Chuck Graham.The momentum behind midwifery laws would not stop. When Senator Cauthorn, a pro-midwife legislator who is committed to achieving our goals, limited his term, Senator John Loudon of Chesterfield passed the Midwifery Act. He introduced the same bill that had been passed by the Senate committee the year before, but it was obstructed in the Senate, again by Senator Chuck Graham. The legislature ended in May 2007 with the passage of a provision to legalize Certified Professional Midwives (CPMs) in Missouri. It wasn`t our ideal bill, but it legalized CPMs in Missouri. It states: “Notwithstanding anything to the contrary, any person who holds a performing ministerial or clinical certification from an organization accredited by the National Organization for Competency Assurance (NOCA) may provide services as defined in 42 U.S.C. 1396 r-6(b)(4)(E)(ii)(I).” Finally, certified professional midwives could legally provide pregnancy-related services (including prenatal, delivery and postpartum services).

But the fight was not over yet. The Missouri State Medical Association and other opponents of midwifery in Missouri immediately persuaded a judge in August 2007 to issue an injunction against this provision. A year later, after the dedicated efforts of the Missouri Midwives Association and its supporters, the Missouri Supreme Court ruled in favor of midwives, stating, “Certified midwives are exempt from the illegal practice of medicine under section 334.010.” Alaska Midwifery Association www.midwivesofalaska.org contact information: Midwives Assoc. of Alaska c/o Susan Terwilliger, President 11517 Old Glenn Highway Eagle River, Alaska 99577 (907) 694-1123 info@midwivesofalaska.org Louisiana Midwives Association lamidwives.com Montana Board of Nursing: Certified nurse midwives are licensed as Registered Advanced Practice Nurses (APRN). bsd.dli.mt.gov/license/bsd_boards/nur_board/board_page.asp Coordinates: 301 South Park, 4th Floor (map) P.O. Box 200513 Helena, MT 59620-0513 Fax: (406) 841-2305 Email: dlibsdnur@mt.gov New Jersey Hmebirth Midwives www.njhomebirthmidwives.com/ Alabama Midwives Alliance www.alabamamidwivesalliance.org/ Yesterday, the Missouri State Supreme Court overturned a lower court decision in a 5-2 decision, upholding a 2007 law that would allow legal midwifery work in the state. The law states that “anyone who holds ongoing ministerial or clinical certification from an organization accredited by the National Organization for Competency Assurance (NOCA) may provide services” – this would include both CNM/CM certified by the American Midwifery Certification Board and CPMs certified by the North American Registry of Midwives. West Virginia Board of Examiners for Registered Professional Nurses Certified nurse midwives are licensed as registered nurse midwives www.wvrnboard.com/default.asp?active_page_id=1 Contact Information: 101 Dee Drive, Suite 102 Charleston, WV 25311-1620 Phone: 304-558-3596 or 877-743-NURS (6877) Fax: 304-558-3666 Email: rnboard@wv.gov State Board of Nursing Certified nurse midwives are designated as specialized nurses in Registered Nurse Midwives. www.azbn.gov/AdvancedPractice.aspx Contact Information: Arizona State Board of Nursing Attn: AP Licensing Tech 4747 N 7th St, #200 Phoenix, AZ 85014-3655 In 1998, the National Center for Health Statistics and the Centers for Disease Control published a study that found that “the risk of infant death syndrome occurs in births attended by certified midwives, was 19% lower than that of physician-assisted births. Direct Entry Midwives are Direct Entry Registered Midwives (LDEM) Utah Division of Occupational & Professional Licensing (DOPL) www.dopl.utah.gov/licensing/direct_entry_midwife.html 160 East 300 South Salt Lake City, Utah 84114-6741 Phone: (801) 530-6628 Toll-free in Utah: (866) 275-3675 Fax: (801) 530-6511 doplweb@utah.gov Since 2007, out-of-hospital births have increased by 68%, with births of certified professional midwives increasing by 68%.

between 2010 and 2012. Of the 1,420 out-of-hospital births in 2012, midwives helped with more than 1,000 of those births, according to the Friends of Missouri Midwives. Certified Nurse Midwives (CNMs) and direct-entry midwives who have passed the American Midwifery Certification Board (CM) exam can practice and be licensed in New York City. Maryland Friends of Midwives www.marylandmidwives.com Kontaktinformationen: E-Mail: info@marylandmidwives.com Kansas Midwives Alliance www.kansasmidwives.com Kontaktinformationen: kansasmidwivesalliance@gmail.com 785-766-7571 Arizona Department of Health Services: Office of Special Licensing Direkteinstiegshebammen sind als lizenzierte Hebammen lizenziert.