A certified nurse-midwives is an advanced practice nurse who specialized education and training in both Nursing and Midwifery. In Texas Certified Nurse-Midwives, are required to possess a minimum of a Masters degree. Additionally, Certified Nurse Midwives must also be a licensed registered nurse. 

 
Texas Certified Nurse Midwives practice in hospitals, clinics and may also practice in birthing centers and attend home births.  They are able to prescribe medications, treatments, medical devices, therapeutic and diagnostic measures, in all 50 states.    
 
For many women having a midwife present for the birth of their child can be a calming influence. That is why women are choosing more Certified Nurse-Midwives to care for them. For women seeking a holistic birthing experience, midwives may be an appropriate choice. Midwives are supportive of natural birth, but do offer pain medicines if women request it. In labor, midwives tend to spend more time by a woman’s side supporting her and watching for any health complications. Midwives are highly trained and respond to most complications in labor and delivery. Research has shown that women who give birth with midwives do tend to have lower Cesarean section rates and lower rates of premature birth. Nurse-midwives do not perform surgery or care for high-risk cases but they can first-assist with cesarean deliveries and gynecological surgeries. 
 
Nurse-midwives provide much more than just birthing experiences. They can provide the spectrum of well-woman care for women from their teen years all the way past menopause. Certified Nurse Midwives may work closely, or in collaboration, with an obstetrician & gynecologist who provides consultation and/or assistance to patients who develop complications or problems. Often, women with high-risk pregnancies can receive the benefits of midwife in collaboration with a physician.
 
The American College of Nurse-Midwives  accredits Certified Nurse-Midwivery education programs and serves as the national specialty society for the nation's Certified Nurse Midwives. Midwife means "with woman" and thus is the mantra for the ACNM, "With women for a lifetime". The American College of Nurse-Midwives estimates that across the United States about 11.4 percent of vaginal births in 2009 were attended by nurse-midwives.

Upcoming Meetings/ Quarterly Meetings

QUARTERLY MEETINGS:

Summer Meeting:

Houston area, Memorial Hermann- The Woodlands Hospital

Conference Center, rooms A&B

9250 Pinecroft

The Woodlands, TX 77380

*The Conference Center entrance and parking is on the back side of the main hospital building

Lunch- 11-12

(11:00 a.m. Sponsored lunch by Allergan, speaker regarding Liletta 

PLEASE RSVP TO FOLLOWING EMAIL FOR THE LUNCH!

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12:00-2:00 p.m. official meeting either in person or by Go To Meeting

 

(refer to the CTCNM website and/or Facebook group for remote connection information)

No need to RSVP for business meeting. Anyone can attend the meeting but any items requiring a vote do require current dues paying status.

 

 

Some Past Events:

Spring Quarterly Mtg-Sunday April 23rd 2017:

Allen Birthing Center (406 Main Street; Allen, TX, 75013)

*Remote connection will also be available via GoToMeeting. Specific details will be added as meeting approaches!

 

 

FUNDRAISER in honor of Sister Angela and Nivea (two of the most prominent foremothers in nurse-midwifery in Texas!)-Celebration of Midwifery Dinner- Saturday, April 1st in Fredericksburg (at the home of Amy Beckman)

 

Cuisine from a caterer (Amy Beckman) and homemade wine (compliments of Mary Loftin)! Thank you who joined  us for the celebration!!

Join CTCNM

Join CTCNM via joining the National ACNM (American College of Nurse-Midwives). Once you join CTCNM you are automatically a member of your Texas state affiliate- the CTCNM! Student memberships available, too, through ACNM. Join today and connect with other nurse-midwives throughout Texas.

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