Membership is open to all midwives, aspiring midwives, friends and supporters. Our members include midwives of all types, student and aspiring midwives, childbirth educators, and professional and non-professional supporters who subscribe to the purpose and goals of the organization. The cost for membership depends on the type of membership, (explained in detail below). We work hard to include our members on up-to-date information regarding movement among Missouri midwives. We strive to create an inclusive environment so that everyone feels welcomed into this association.
MMA Membership Includes :
MMA Bi-monthly newsletter
Current information on local and statewide events of interest to home-birth families, including calls to action when needed
MMA Meetings are held every-other month, with an educational retreat each summer. The meeting location moves around the state so, hopefully, all midwives will have a chance to attend a meeting without traveling too far from clients who may be due.
The process of Formal Consensus is an enjoyable discussion process used by MMA for it's business meetings. It is used instead of Robert's Rules of Order in which a majority vote is used to make decisions and minority concerns are ignored. Formal Consensus allows each person to express her opinion and shape the end decision. Obviously, it goes smoother when all participants have an idea of how the process works. Please familiarize yourself with the process before you come to the meeting here: Formal Consensus
MMA Supporters: Without consumers like you, midwives wouldn't exist in Missouri. Your part in helping midwives stay legal and hired is undeniable. An MMA supporter can be a homebirth mom, midwife advocate, medical professional, or anyone who wants to be a part of championing midwives. This money goes directly to help support continued access to midwives in Missouri. To become a member please click on the link below.
Cost: $30 annually
*MMA Supporters do not have voting privileges.
MMA Midwives and Students: MMA is an organization primarily for professionals in the midwifery community. Our goal is to help midwives be connected, supported, and protected. Both midwives and student midwives who are current with their dues have voting privileges and are encouraged to voice opinions during our bimonthly meetings. If a midwife needs information about peer review or the grievance process please click on the following links: Peer ReviewGrievance. There are three different options for membership below: Midwife: Any person that qualifies as a trained midwife
Cost: $75 annually
Retired Midwife: A retired midwife is a person that formally practiced midwifery but is no longer taking clients and considers her/himself retired.
Cost: $50 annually
Student:A student midwife is a person who is currently enrolled in a midwifery school or program, or who is currently serving in an apprenticeship or internship.