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Midwives Alliance of Hawaii (MAH) was founded as a domestic non-profit organization in May 1993 and was re-birthed in August 2011. We are currently working on becoming a 501(c)3 federally recognized non-profit.

 

MAH is pleased to work with all who are interested in midwifery as a standard of care for women and babies.

 

MAH provides families access to safe, quality midwives who believe that pregnancy and childbirth are healthy natural processes. 

 

Please join us as we work to further the art and profession of midwifery.

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P.O. Box 241

Hau'ula, HI 96717

E: midwiveshawaii@gmail.com

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The Midwives listed below have been verified to provide midwifery care according to National Standards

Find a midwife near you:

KAUAʻI:

Leah Hatcher, CPM
Morning Glory Midwifery, LLC

4865 Nonou Road Apt G, Kapaʻa, HI 96746
808.855.0207

morningglorymidwifery@gmail.com

www.leahhatcherbabycatcher.com

MAUI:
Merrily Daly, CPM
Daly Birth Maternity Services

165 Mokuahi Street, Makawao, HI 96768
808.280.2077

babies4u@mauibirth.com

www.mauibirth.com

Sky Connelly, CPM

Grow Midwifery and Ayurveda

Kihei, HI 96753

949.391.2352

grow.midwifery@gmail.com

www.growmidwifery.com

HAWAIʻI:
Dani Dougherty, CPM

Island Mamas Midwifery
40 Pohakulani Street, Hilo, HI  96720
808.990.0394
islandmamasmidwifery@me.com
www.islandmamasmidwifery.com

Amy Kirbow, CPM
Kona  Birth & Midwifery Services
77-6704 Walua Road, Kailua-Kona, HI  96740
808.797.3422
amy@gomidwife.com
www.konabirth.gomidwife.com

 

National Standards

NARM

A Certified Professional Midwife (CPM) is a knowledgeable, skilled and professional independent midwifery practitioner who has met the standards for certification set by the North American Registry of Midwives (NARM) and is qualified to provide the Midwives Model of Care. The CPM is the only midwifery credential that requires knowledge about and experience in out-of-hospital settings.

The scope of practice of the CPM is derived from the NARM Job Analysis, state laws and regulations, and individual practice guidelines developed by each midwife according to her skills and knowledge.

Based on the MANA Core Competencies, the guiding principles of the practice of CPMs are to work with women to promote a healthy pregnancy, and provide education to help her make informed decisions about her own care. In partnership with their clients they carefully monitor the progress of the pregnancy, labor, birth, and postpartum period and recommend appropriate management if complications arise, collaborating with other healthcare providers when necessary. The key elements of this education, monitoring, and decision making process are based on Evidence-Based Practice and Informed Consent.

NARM supports a health care system where every family in North America has access to skilled and responsible midwives. The individualized attention provided by the CPM in practice is of critical importance to her role as guardian of normal birth, and to the value of her compassionate maternity care. NARM sets standards for competency-based certification that allow a midwife to support a woman’s right to choose her birth attendants and place of birth and to involve those she identifies as her family in the birth experience. CPMs practice as autonomous health professionals working within a network of relationships with other maternity care professionals who can provide consultation and collaboration when needed.

ACNM

Our Vision:

Advancing the health and well-being of women and newborns by setting the standard for midwifery excellence.

 

Our Mission:

ACNM works to establish midwifery as the standard of care for women. We lead the profession through education, clinical practice, research, and advocacy. 

 

Excellence:

ACNM values excellence in midwifery education, clinical practice, and research. We are committed to upholding the highest clinical and ethical standards, professional responsibility, accountability, and integrity.

 

Evidence-Based Care: 

ACNM evaluates, publishes, and showcases scientific evidence to improve professional practice. We are committed to upholding the most rigorous clinical practice standards in the midwifery profession and applying this knowledge and clinical expertise to help women make the best health decisions. We strongly support the use of quality measurement to improve care.

MANA Guidelines

The Midwives Alliance of North America has also published practice guidelines, as reflected in the MANA Core Competencies for Basic Midwifery Practice.  This document details the guiding principles of practice; the general knowledge and skills a midwife must possess; care to be given to the woman during pregnancy, labor, birth, and postpartum; care to be given to the newborn infant; professional legal, and other aspects of midwifery; and well woman care and family planning.

Midwives Model of Care™

The Midwives Model of Care™ is based on the fact that pregnancy and birth are normal life events.

 

The Midwives Model of Care includes:

  • Monitoring the physical, psychological and social well-being of the mother throughout the childbearing cycle

  • Providing the mother with individualized education, counseling, and prenatal care, continuous hands-on assistance during labor and delivery, and postpartum support

  • Minimizing technological interventions and;

  • Identifying and referring women who require obstetrical attention

The application of this woman centered model of care has been proven to reduce the incidence of birth injury, trauma, and cesarean section.

Copyright © 1996-2008, Midwifery Task Force, Inc., All Rights Reserved.

NACPM Standards for Practice

The NACPM member works in partnership with each woman she serves.

Midwifery actions are prioritized to optimize well-being and minimize risk, with attention to the individual needs of each woman and baby.

The midwife supports each woman's right to plan her care according to her needs and desires.

The midwife concludes the caregiving partnership with each woman responsibly.

The NACPM member collects and records the woman’s and baby's health data, problems, decisions and plans comprehensively throughout the caregiving partnership.

The midwife continuously evaluates and improves her knowledge, skills and practice in her endeavor to provide the best possible care.