California Nurse-Midwives Association

Upcoming Events

CNMA Annual Meeting 2018

Friday, September 28

Preservation Park Oakland

CNMA Members: $75

Non-Members: $85

Students: $50


Cost includes a fabulous, informative meeting with CEUs, plus a continental breakfast, catered lunch, and an afternoon snack.


After the meeting join us for a beer/wine and hors de'oeuvres social with silent auction ($20 additional charge per person to attend). The after meeting social is open to partners, friends and more!


Monica McLemore: 
Shifting the Narrative of Black Women's Reproductive Health Outcomes

Pacific Business Group on Health: 
How Practices and Hospitals Can Integrate Midwives to Improve Outcomes.

Julie Glaston:
Introduction to OB/Gyn Ultrasound


 How Practices and Hospitals Can Integrate Midwives to Improve Outcomes 

Watch the replay of this exciting virtual event featuring Neel Shah, MD from Ariadne Labs and  Ginger Breedlove, CNM, PhD from Grow Midwives,

The webinar discusses how leading hospitals and medical groups have adopted midwifery-led care to create strong collaborative models

You may read more about PBGH's midwifery tools here and download 

How to Successfully Integrate Midwives into Your Practice: A Guide for Physician Practices and Hospitals” by registering here.

Mindfulness-Based Childbirth and Parenting Training for Health Professionals

MBCP_Prof_webMindfulness-Based Childbirth and Parenting (MBCP) is a unique childbirth education program designed to teach expectant parents the life skill of mindfulness for addressing the stress, pain, and fear that are often a normal part of the profound journey through pregnancy and childbirth — and to have these skills in place for attuned parenting from the moments of birth. Teaching mindfulness skills during pregnancy enhances the potential for a healthy gestation, a positive childbirth experience and sows the seeds for parenting the next generation with greater awareness, kindness, connectedness, and care.

Healthcare professionals will share the workshop experience with expectant couples. Everyone will experience the meditation practices and the mind-body pain practices, as they are taught in the MBCP classroom. Additional post-workshop hours are for health professionals only.

Fee: $425, includes Mindful Birthing and two CDs by Nancy Bardacke
18.4 CEUs for RNs: Fee: $25

Nancy Bardacke, CNM, MA

2018 Dates: TBD

Friday: 6:45 pm – 9:45 pm
Saturday: 9:30 am – 4:30 pm
Sunday: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Monday: 9:00 am – 12:30 pm (for health professionals only)

You may register online.
Questions? E-mail us or call 415-353-7718.

Should you need accommodation in order to apply to or participate in a program offered by the Osher Center, please contact the Osher Clinic Education Coordinator at or 415-353-7718.

Information for Those Interested in Becoming an MBCP Instructor

Becoming a Mindfulness-Based Childbirth and Parenting (MBCP) Instructor is a process that by its very nature takes patience, commitment, dedication, individual responsibility, creativity and imagination. MBCP teacher training is firmly grounded in the principle that the authenticity and effectiveness of one’s teaching can only come through one’s own personal mindfulness practice. Embodying the practice both inside and outside the classroom is key and this can only be developed through one’s own personal formal and informal mindfulness practice.

In response to requests for training to become an MBCP Instructor, formal MBCP Teacher Training (MBCPTT) programs have been developed both in the US and abroad.  For those who would like to begin preparing to enter a formal MBCP Teacher Training program, a document outlining the essential background can be found here. There is a class starting in September in San Francisco.


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The CNMA works to improve women's health through midwifery. Help us accomplish our maternal legislative goals by donating NOW! Click here to learn more about how we improve the health of women and their families.

Fundraising for Midwifery Advocacy: 

What does this mean?

The California Nurse-Midwives Association works on your behalf to improve the health of moms, babies, and families in California by expanding and strengthening the reach of midwifery services. Although all Association staff are volunteers, accomplishing our legislative goals still takes time and money. Fundraising events sponsored by the CNMA have the joint goals of raising monies needed to affect legislative change (and defend our current practice) and also to build and strengthen relationships within our own wonderful midwife community.  We have chosen events we think you will find fun as week as invigorating in mind and spirit.  We hope you join us in our efforts!