California Nurse-Midwives Association

CNMA Annual Meeting

Saturday, October 1st, 2016

UCSF Mission Bay Hospital

Agenda to include the following presentations and more!

The Microbiome: Cynthia Belew, CNM


Cynthia Belew, CNM is an associate clinical professor in the nurse-midwifery program at the University of California San Francisco, where she began including the topics of the microbiome and holistic health in her teaching ten years ago. She has completed more than 500 hours of coursework in herbal medicine and is in the process of becoming certified as a functional medicine provider. She has been honored four times with the ACNM Excellence in Teaching award. 

CMQCC - Becoming a Change Agent for your Practice: 

Holly Smith, CNM and Ana Delgado, CNM


Holly Smith, CNM has experience in both domestic and international women’s health policy and program development. Since starting her midwifery training 17 years ago at Georgetown University, her midwifery adventures have included many diverse practice environments – from back east, to various locations in southern and northern California, to Central America, over to Germany, and finally back home to California. Most recently she practiced at Kaiser Permanente Roseville Medical Center. She has enjoyed a mix of different roles in these locations including as a midwifery fellow, lead midwife, and as the co-founder of a multi-year program to improve maternal and infant outcomes in rural Guatemala. Holly continues to participate in and lead health and public policy projects that collectively aim to advance the status of women and girls. Holly was the task force co-chair and lead editor of the CMQCC Toolkit to Support Vaginal Birth and Reduce Primary Cesareans, released in May 2016. 

Ana Delgado, CNM is an Associate Clinical Professor in the UCSF Department of OB/GYN. Ana splits her time between clinical practice and administration at Zuckerberg San Francisco General (ZSFG). She acts as the Assistant Director of Inpatient Obstetrics, primarily responsible for quality improvement and systems change, and as Director or Inpatient Services for the Nurse Midwives of ZSFG. For the past year Ana has served on the Steering Committe for the Reducing Primary Cesarean Project.

CNMA Annual meeting is set for October 1st at UCSF Mission Bay Hospital in the Oberndorf Auditorium.

The following day, the local chapter will host their yearly fundraiser called Miles for Midwives. Register for the Annual Meeting and receive a discount code for M4M in your confirmation email.

Both of these venues are easily accessible by public transport.

There are also many other events in the greater Bay Area over that weekend so come and enjoy the Bay Area along with CNMs from across the State!

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