|Midwives Alliance of North America (MANA) is the professional organization for all midwives. “The mission of MANA is to provide a nurturing forum for support and cooperation among midwives.”|
|Midwifery Education Accreditation Council (MEAC) is the accrediting agency for direct-entry midwifery schools in the United States. FSTM is proud to be a MEAC accredited school. “MEAC creates standards and criteria for the education of midwives that reflect the nationally recognized core competencies and guiding principles of midwifery care set by the Midwives Alliance of North America.”|
|North American Registry of Midwives (NARM) is an international certification agency whose mission is to establish and administer certification for the credential ‘Certified Professional Midwife’ (CPM).” The NARM exam is used to certify both CPM’s and Florida Licensed Midwives.|
|The Association of Midwifery Educators (AME) is a non-profit organization committed to strengthening midwifery educators, schools, and administrators through connection, collaboration and coordination. All midwifery educators – preceptors, academic faculty, and school administrators – are welcome as members.|
|Citizens for Midwifery (CfM) works to provide information and resources that promote the local midwife, as well as midwives and midwifery care across the country.”|
|The Coalition for Improving Maternity Services (CIMS) mission is to promote a wellness model of maternity care that will improve birth outcomes and substantially reduce costs.”|
|The American College of Nurse Midwives (ACNM) mission is to promote the health and well-being of women and infants within their families and communities through the development and support of the profession of midwifery as practiced by nurse-midwives, and certified midwives.”|
|Florida Statutes on Midwifery
|The Commission for Independent Education (CIE) has statutory responsibilities in matters relating to nonpublic, postsecondary, educational institutions. In keeping with the Florida Department of Education’s goal of producing a seamless educational system, some of these functions include consumer protection, program improvement, institutional policies and administration, data management, and the licensure of independent schools, colleges and universities.
Each issue features articles from the brightest minds in the natural childbirth world, as well as passionate mothers, midwifery students and doulas trying to make the world a safer place for birth.
| Robin Lim is an internationally-recognized midwife, well-known author and talented poet. Her non-profit Indonesian birthing and educational clinics have saved hundreds of lives and delivered thousands of babies over the last decade, serving the poor and medically disenfranchised citizens of Bali and, far away, in the tsunami-ravaged province of Aceh, Sumatra. After 13 years of service and frequent financial challenges, “Ibu” (Mother) Robin and her organization remain indefatigably committed to changing the world, one gentle birth at a time.