California Nurse-Midwives Association

(L to R: Mary Farrell, CNM; Melanie Phipps, CNM; BJ Snell, CNM; Asm Toni Atkins; Melissa Grear Mann, CNM; Karen Roslie, of Best Start Birth Center) 

San Diego CNMs and Birth Centers meet with Assemblywoman and Speaker of the House, Toni Atkins, as part of CNMA's in-district advocacy efforts! The San Diego chapter organized several in-district advocacy visits during summer recess, to help chapter members build on-going relationships with their representatives, helping legislators understand the power of the midwifery model of care! We were especially thrilled to meet with Asm Atkins, a huge supporter of improving women's health care in California.

CNMA will be continuing to support in-district advocacy on an on-going basis – for more information, visit the In-District Advocacy page under Health Policy, or contact the CNMA in-district advocacy coordinator: Hannah Bronsky-Pena,

Wine Tasting Event at 

South Coast Winery Resort and Spa

benefitting CNMA

Join us for afternoon of wine tasting at the beautiful South Coast Winery in Temecula, voted California Winery of the year if 2008, 2009 and 2013. The event includes a sampling of 5 pre-selected wines and a cheese platter.

Saturday, September 6, 2014
$70 per person

South Coast Resort and Spa

34843 Rancho California Road

Temecula, California 92591

CNMA Annual Meeting 

Mapping Our Route to Autonomous Practice

Monday, October 6th, 2014

9:30am to 4:30pm

California Endowment

Oakland Conference Center

1111 Broadway, 7th Floor

Oakland, CA

It is that time of the year again! The Board of Directors for the CNMA would like to  invite you to attend our Annual Meeting. Registration and the meeting program are found in this email.  

We look forward to seeing you there! 

Registration is available via Formstack at the link below:

Registration Fee: CNMA members, $40;  Non-CNMA Members;  Students, $30

Please contact Lindsey Fritsch if you have any questions at  

Celebrating 40 Years of Midwifery in Santa Cruz

CNMA presents – Samba Dá!

Kuumbwa Jazz Club in Santa Cruz

Saturday, October 4, 2014


(doors open at 12:30pm for silent auction benefitting midwifery advocacy)

Tickets $15 in advance, $20 at the door.

For more information email or visit their Facebook page at

Spread the word. Print and distribute the poster!

The California Nurse-Midwives Association has announced new opportunities
for involvement. CNMA is currently working on several exciting initiatives,
most notably removal of the physician supervision requirement for
nurse-midwives, and I would encourage anyone interested in being part of
that change to consider the following opportunities:

CNMA Treasurer 2014-2016

Elections will be held in Fall 2014. Please send nominations to Rebekah
Wheeler at

NEW: Practice Committee

We are seeking to establish a new CNMA Practice Committee focused on
development, review, and communication of midwifery practice in CA. May
cover clinical practice, standards and practice documents, home birth,
quality improvement, professional liability, and business. If interested,
please contact Wende Owen at

Twitter, anyone?

Social media is crucial to moving forward as midwives in CA and the right
person can make an enormous impact. Looking for volunteers to manage the
CNMA Twitter account! Contact Wende Owen,

In addition, feel free to email Carrie Jacobson at if you
would like to know about other opportunities for getting involved.

Questions or comments about this website?  Please email Maria Kammerer at

CNMA is committed to improvement of women's health through advancement of the midwifery model of care. Help CNMA meet critical legislative goals by donating NOW! For more info on CNMA policy activities click here.

Register NOW

Join us for "CNMA Health Policy Update" 

on September 3 at 7:00pm

Are you interested in learning more about CNMA's efforts to remove the word "supervision" from our practice act?

Do you want to know how these efforts will impact YOU?

Do you want to learn how you can help the effort from your own hometown?

Join CNMA's Health Policy team for a webinar update on achieving autonomous practice in California. The webinar will have time for Q&A and yes! – it will be recorded :)

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