The International Registry of Midwives was founded in 2016 by Licensed Midwives from several countries, who saw the need for an internationally recognized, out of hospital credential. These Midwives have since retired and wish to remain anonymous.
The original vision included a credential that could be used by Midwives serving in countries other than their own- countries that did not recognize outside certification but also did not have their own nationwide credentialing option.
In late 2016, the CIM was born and in 2017 the first CIM was awarded:
A credential that honored a multitude of global Midwifery standards, with the addition of advanced and culturally sensitive knowledge that is needed to serve low resource settings.
The CIM would ultimately increase the minimum standard of training for out of hospital Midwives around the world.
Training guidelines with credentials that could be duplicated and obtained anywhere in the world, not limited to a specific country, continent, language or socioeconomic status.
Since 2020, the mission and leadership has evolved and is now even more heavily focused on advanced training and certification for Midwives that serve communities and train students, primarily in low resource settings.
The current IRM Executive team, Steering Committee and Staff is comprised of Global Maternity Health Leaders that are honoring and rapidly expanding the original goals and reach of the founding members.
In 2017, at the request of global Maternal Child Health leaders, the Registry developed and started offering training guidelines and certifications for Traditional Birth Attendants and Global Doulas- all with a focus on improving care in low resource settings.
The International Registry of Midwives is what many would consider a conservative organization. We are not of any specific religious affiliation, but we do not support the current beliefs of many Midwifery organizations that would require their Midwives to perform abortions or erase women/gender from their documents and practices.
●Expanding access to humanized maternity care through Midwives, Traditional Birth Attendants and Global Doulas
●Training indigenous women to serve their own communities
●Autonomous and Independent Midwives
●Strengthening communities by caring for women and their children- including the unborn
●Improving global economies through better maternity care
The International Registry of Midwives offers online/phone international peer reviews and annual global conference workshops that are aimed at supporting like minded Midwives while improving their skills for use in both industrialized countries and low resource settings.
We provide Midwifery, Traditional Birth Attendant and Global Doula educational scholarships to women in low resource settings that wish to improve the maternity care system in their own countries.
We work with global Ministries of Health and Midwifery education programs, to assist them in improving their national maternity care by implementing our training guidelines and certifications into their education programs and health systems.
By 2022, we will provide Micro Loans to qualified Midwives and Traditional Birth Attendants from low resource settings, who wish to open practices and birth centers in their communities.
These loans will also be accompanied by:
●Client/patient educational documents and presentations
●Customized practice setup guidelines
●Customized policies and procedures
●Customized business training and plans
We believe the financial practice setup backing and business support will set recipients up for success quickly, ultimately allowing them to have an immediate and lasting positive impact on their communities, while also creating an income for their own families.
The International Registry of Midwives has a strong foundation and a bright future.
Join us on this mission and together we will improve access to quality maternal child healthcare, ultimately strengthening families, communities and economies.
International Registry of Midwives
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Email communication is preferred due to geographical locations of our committee and volunteers.
Most communication can be completed via email, if you would like to schedule a phone call, please email for an appointment. Many of our staff members speak multiple languages.
International Registry of Midwives (IRM) is an accredited affiliate of the World Organization of Natural Medicine and Clinics for Humanity™.
Clinics for Humanity ™ is operated in collaboration with the Sovereign Order of St. Paul and the Orthodox Order of Knights Hospitallers.
All certifications and workshops offered by IRM are accredited and certified by the board of natural doctors and practitioners.
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