The applicant seeking membership in the NMA will have attended a minimum of 60 homebirths as a care provider – a midwife, assistant to the midwife, apprentice midwife, or student midwife (not as a doula or observer) and will have an in person interview with the NMA membership committee.
A midwife applying for membership who has come from out of State will also provide an additional three recommendations. These recommendations should include: a recommendation from a client, a personal recommendation, and a recommendation from another midwife in the community the applicant previously served.
In the event that an applicant cannot secure a recommendation from another midwife in the community the applicant previously served, sufficient explanation and additional requirements may be requested.
Upon approval for membership the new member midwife will have an interim membership lasting 1 year or until the new member has attended 6 births as primary, whichever comes first. During this time she will be welcomed at member meetings, but will not be a voting member, and will be invited to participate in voluntary, regularly scheduled peer review.