What is a Midwife?
Simplified, a midwife is a healthcare professional that assists women during pregnancy, labor, and delivery. But there is so much more to it.
Although there are midwives in the United States, most people are only familiar with obstetricians and gynecologists, while outside of the United States midwives are the default provider for pregnancy, labor, and delivery. The reason midwives are the main women’s health providers in other countries is that pregnancy and labor are normal processes of a woman’s body, so they shouldn’t require medical intervention if everything goes the way it’s supposed to go. This realization of pregnancy and labor as normal events of a woman’s life has gained traction in the United States and every year more and more women are choosing midwives for prenatal care and birth.
Midwives attend births for healthy (i.e., low-risk) women and babies that don’t present complications, while obstetricians are trained to intervene when high risk or complications are presented, such as when forceps or cesarean are needed and under other dangerous conditions. For historical reasons, obstetricians have been the known providers for both low and high-risk women in the United States, but midwives have always been around, they are vital in rural areas, and today more women are preferring midwives over obstetricians in suburban and urban areas. Midwifery supports the physiological processes of the woman’s body, helping keep pregnancy and labor with low intervention and fewer medications; many midwives also do home births, allowing women to give birth in their most comfortable and familiar place surrounded by family.
But that’s not all. There are different types of midwives and many of them are also trained as primary care providers. All midwives can care for the well newborn for up to 28 days of birth, most also give gynecologic and well-woman care, and many give primary care for the whole family. In many rural areas of the United States, midwives are the only accessible healthcare provider.
Midwives also have a role in influencing healthcare decisions. Midwifery organizations have played an important part in advocating for legislation in women’s health and they have partnered with obstetrics associations to influence protocols on the management of pregnancy and labor.
What is the Conservative Midwives Organization?
The Conservative Midwives Organization is a nonprofit with the mission of protecting the life, well-being, and physiological development of the unborn, the newborn, and the biological woman through the preservation and advancement of Midwifery as a discipline dedicated to this endeavor.
We are a non-partisan, non-denominational organization that believes that the conservative values of family, marriage, faith, femininity, and the protection of life go naturally hand in hand with the work that midwives do.
Why does the Conservative Midwives Organization exist?
We became midwives because we love birth, newborns, and supporting women, but the establishment midwifery organizations that claim to help women have shifted their ideology so that midwives and the women and infants that they serve are no longer the priority. Their current agenda is focused on lobbying for LGBTQ+ issues, the promotion of abortion, critical race theory, and the support of Planned Parenthood, among other “trendy” activities.
We believe that these agendas are at odds or against what midwifery is all about and that they do nothing but distract from the real issues that need to be addressed to continue the safe practice of our profession and improve women’s health outcomes.
What does the Conservative Midwives Organization do?
These are some of our objectives:
Developing an options counseling protocol that decreases the rate of abortions.
Counteracting the erasure of women in midwifery and women’s health by producing objective publications and educational material.
Developing research that analyzes the impact of healthcare policies and women’s health guidelines on the health of women and newborns.
Advocating for legislation that protects the unborn, dignifies motherhood, and encourages marriage.
Advocating for legislation that protects biological women on their gender role and innate privileges.
Helping conservative women find conservative midwives through our Feminine Bond Program.
Continuing education for Midwives focusing on safe practice and acquisition of new skills that benefit women and their offspring.
Protection against bullying and discrimination towards student midwives that challenge the leftist agenda and support for conservative midwives.
Quality reviews of midwifery educational institutions.
Who is behind the Conservative Midwives Organization?
Our board of directors is formed by midwives of different credentials (CPM/LM, CNM, CM). In our team we have a great variety of experience and skills: midwifery, nursing, medicine, microbiology, research, naturopathy, social work, among others. We have midwives that are completing their education and midwives that have retired after practicing for 40+ years. Our membership is growing every day and 30+ have enrolled in the last two months, among them midwives, doulas, and lactation consultants.
Conservative midwives all over the country have experienced bullying, discrimination, and marginalization, and because of that, some midwives on our team and membership prefer to remain anonymous. However, we have a strong community and we get to see each other during the organization’s events.
If you would like to know more details about the midwives and contributors that make this organization possible, please email our founder at firstname.lastname@example.org
How can I support the Conservative Midwives Organization?
Share about us! Posting about our organization and our website on social media and telling your friends about us can go a long way. You can also add us as your friend on MeWe.
If you are a midwife, the best way of supporting us is to become a professional member of our organization. It’s a win-win because we will support you as well. You can fill out the membership request form here.
We are still registering as a 501c(3) nonprofit and we can’t receive donations until official approval by the IRS. If you would like to receive a notification when we are ready for your contribution, please email email@example.com
How can I become a professional member of the Conservative Midwives Organization?
To become a professional member of the Conservative Midwives Organization, fill out the membership request form here and we will review your application.
Who can become a professional member of the Conservative Midwives Organization?
We welcome midwives with all credentials, CNM, CM, CPM, LM, as well as conservative traditional midwives, student midwives, doulas, labor and delivery nurses, women’s health nurse practitioners, obstetricians, and other credentialed women’s health professionals.
We are a non-partisan, non-denominational organization. We don’t discriminate based on any race, religion, political affiliation, or sexual preferences. As long as you support conservative values (family, faith, preservation of life), respect individual freedom, and understand the basic biological differences between men and women, we welcome you.
Why don’t you have more information on your website/Facebook/Instagram?
We have exciting projects coming to our website soon! Among them, we are building a library, a discussion forum, and a journal, all with free access for members of the organization, and a blog for all visitors. There are several reasons why you still haven’t seen much yet, but keep following us and you will get notified when we add more content.
Some things to consider about this:
- Our administrative team is relatively small (four people) and they are volunteers that take time from their busy lives to contribute to our cause.
- We don’t post just for posting. We like to post quality content that you will benefit from, and quality content takes time for research, writing, and editing. So if you see that we publish something, you better bet it will be worth reading! 🙂
- We protect the identity of our members. Conservatives are constantly attacked and our members safety it’s of upmost importance. This prevents us from sharing a significant portion of material with the public.
- We have Facebook and Instagram to make it easier for you to find us, but the reality is that these platforms don’t allow for much public discourse for conservatives and free-thinkers. That’s why we are more active on MeWe.