What is a CPM?
A Certified Professional Midwife (CPM) is a knowledgeable, skilled and indpenedent midwifery pratitioner who has met the standards for certification set by the North American Registry of Midwives (NARM). A CPM is the only international credential that requires knowledge about and experience in out-of-hospital birth. CPM’s are trained and credentialed to offer expert care and support to women and their babies for pregnancy, birth and the postpartum period. CPMs practice as autonomous health professionals working within a network of relationship with other maternity care professionals who can provide consultation and collaboration when needed. CPMs work with women to promote a healthy pregnancy by providing education and helping them make informed decisions regarding their care.