"When you change the way you view birth, the way you birth will change."
Who We Are:
Certified Nurse-Midwives (CNMs) provide care in close to 70 practices in Colorado including Grand Junction, Sterling, Wray, Lamar, Vail, Aspen, Montrose, Glenwood Springs, Durango and the greater Denver metro area.
Certified Nurse-Midwives practice in public, private and educational settings. These include hospitals, birth centers, and homes. CNMs can be found in rural, suburban, and urban areas across Colorado. Please visit our “Find a Midwife” page to find a CNM near you.
The Colorado Affiliate of the American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM) is made up of Certified Nurse-Midwives (CNMs) from across the state of Colorado. All of our affiliate members are also members of the National organization and share the mission and values of ACNM. Our members are primary care providers for women throughout the lifespan, with a special emphasis on pregnancy, childbirth, and gynecologic and reproductive health.
The Mission of ACNM:
ACNM works to establish midwifery as the standard of care for women. We lead the profession through education, clinical practice, research, and advocacy.
The woman is at the core of our practice. ACNM and its members respect a woman’s lifecycle events. We approach life events, such as puberty, birth, and menopause, as physiologic transitions that are best supported by education and midwifery expertise.
Our members build partnerships with women and their families by listening and providing information, guidance, and counseling in a shared decision-making process. We partner with other members of the health care team through collaboration and referral to provide optimal care and to advance the integration of midwifery care into the health care system.
ACNM amplifies women’s voices on health issues. We advocate on behalf of women and families, our members, and the midwifery profession to eliminate health disparities and increase access to evidence-based, quality care. This includes the promotion of standards for entry to practice and continuing competency; funding for education and reimbursement for services; and increasing the visibility and recognition of the value of midwifery care.