Mission, Vision & Goals
To advance the profession of midwifery education in service to birthing families.
We envision a time when every childbearing family has access to the midwife of their choice; when midwives are the primary care providers during the childbearing year; when midwives are respected and integrated as experts in normal physiologic birth; and when midwifery care is easily accessible, affordable, compassionate, patient-driven, evidence-based, culturally congruent, self-empowering, and community validating for all pregnant persons and birthing families.
We work toward this vision by advancing the effectiveness of midwifery educators, by championing the training of a wide-ranging midwifery workforce for all childbearing communities, and by building a synergistic community of midwifery educators. We see midwifery education as the foundation on which to prepare the next generation of midwives to serve childbearing families and to be change makers in the profession and in their communities. In leading by example in the United States, in working collaboratively with other national and international organizations, and by engaging community-led efforts, we strengthen midwifery education, the midwifery profession, and midwifery care throughout the world.
AME’s Strategic Plan: