California Nurse-Midwives Association

Let’s talk about LARC this week! Long Acting Reversible Contraception. 

CNMA proudly co-sponsors the 3rd annual LARC Awareness Week Nov.16-22! 

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"You are What Your Mother Ate"

Nearly 30 midwives registered to hear an excellent presentation on maternal nutrition and perinatal outcomes by Dr Mary Barger.   

The midwives in attendance talked with old friends, met new friends, and created camaraderie, connection, and conviviality in support of midwifery advocacy.  

All the proceeds raised went directly towards advancing legislation to improve maternal-newborn health.  

Charity Fundraising Dinner Party 

benefitting the Fistula Foundation and CNMA

Over 60 midwives and supporters attended a fundraising charity dinner party in Woodland Hills for the Fistula Foundation to help improve the lives of women suffering from obstetric fistulas throughout the world. Proceeds from this event benefit the Fistula Foundation and CNMA.

Fistula Foundation believes no woman should endure a life of misery and isolation simply for trying to bring a child into this world. That’s why Fistula Foundation is dedicated to ending the suffering caused by obstetric fistula, a childbirth injury caused by prolonged, unrelieved obstructed labor that renders a woman incontinent – an injury that can only be treated through surgery. See more at: or watch this VIDEO.

Samba Dá

This past October, Santa Cruz/Monterey Bay midwives hosted a dance party and silent auction featuring the music of Samba Dá. The event was held during Nurse Midwifery Week to celebrate 40 years of Nurse Midwifery in Santa Cruz.


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The Road to Autonomous Practice

On September 3, CNMA hosted a webinar on The Road to Autonomous Practice.  A slide show of the presentation can be viewed now at  You will need your ACNM username and password to log in.  An audio recording of the webinar is coming soon.

Annual Meeting Awards

This year the CNMA recognized the following midwives for their contributions to our midwifery in California:

Health Policy/Legislation
Kim Dau, CNM

Outstanding Preceptor
Ginny Gladwin, CNM

President's Choice Award
Maria Kammerer, CNM

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