Opportunities for Oregon Midwives

Involvement in the Oregon ACNM Affiliate is a wonderful way to network with other midwives, to learn about midwifery in communities around the state, to advocate for legislation and practice changes to improve Oregon outcomes.

The Oregon Affiliate is very active with members across the state working to advance the profession of midwifery in Oregon, promote community among midwives and to support our membership.

Board Officers


The Oregon Affiliate has many exciting projects this year. Please consider working with us on a committee on either a long or short-term basis. Student midwives are especially encouraged - ACNM membership not required though appreciated. Membership is only required for committee chairs.

Please contact a committee chair for more information.

A new podcast for national conversations about maternity and women’s health care, Midwifing America is a podcast supported by the Oregon Affiliate that highlights stories from providers and the women they serve to illustrate the state of maternity care. There is mounting evidence that we have a maternal health crisis in our country as we spend more, and have poorer outcomes, than other developed countries. Join us as we Reimagine Women's Healthcare. www.midwifingamerica.com

Hosted by Corvallis Midwives: Kate Bowen, Katie Robins, Angie Chisholm, & Emily Yeast

Special Projects Grant Program

The Oregon ACNM Affiliate established the Special Projects Grant Program in 2016 as a mechanism to support small projects conducted by Oregon ACNM members. One or more grants of up to a total of $5,000 may be awarded annually. Members are invited to submit applications for funding of projects or research that contribute to the mission of the Oregon ACNM Affiliate. Applications are due April 30, 2017 and awards are made June 15th. 

Past Special Project Awardees

heart of touch film

Angie Chisholm, CNM, produced an educational film & teaching series called the Heart of Touch about the benefits of skin-to-skin after birth. Useful in Centering groups, childbirth education, and pre-discharge settings.


Fruition Mural Project

The Fruition Mural Project was conceived by CNM Diana Louise Smith, and has evolved over time. The project will facilitate a midwifery-inspired mural in the community of Corvallis, Oregon, and expected to be completed in 2019.