A Certified Professional Midwife (CPM) is a knowledgeable, skilled and independent midwifery practitioner 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.
A CPM is trained and credentialed to offer expert care and support to women and their babies for pregnancy, birth and the postpartum period.
A CPM practices as autonomous health professional, working within a network of other maternity care professionals, who can provide consultation and collaboration when needed.
A CPM works with women to promote a healthy pregnancy by providing education and helping them make informed decisions regarding their care.