Certified Professional Midwives (CPMs)
Legal Status By State
(Click the red map markers below to open/close the PushState info.)
What is the Certified Professional Midwife (CPM) Credential?
The Certified Professional Midwife (CPM) credential was developed in the late 1980s and was first issued in 1994 by the North American Registry of Midwives (NARM) to midwives with specialized training and expertise in providing safe, skilled maternity care in out-of-hospital settings.
Where are CPMs legally authorized to practice? Where aren’t they?
Where are families fighting Big Medicine for legal access to CPMs?
- CPMs are legally authorized to practice in 28 states (EMERALD GREEN states above)
- 26 States that regulate CPMs (Law Enacted / Rules in Some States)
- 2 States Legalized CPMs by Statute (Law Enacted)
- CPMs are not legally authorized to practice in 22 states
- 14 states have active CPM legislation (LIME GREEN states above)
- 3 states (and the District of Columbia) are planning CPM legislation (MUSTARD YELLOW states above)
- 5 states (and 2 territories) are organizing their CPM advocacy efforts (PLUM PURPLE states above)
How can I Learn More?
- See the PushChart on the regulation of Certified Professional Midwives that shows more on the state-by-state picture of CPMs.
- See the PushStates in action and contact the folks on the ground in your state.