Who is IFFM? YOU are IFFM!
Illinois Families For Midwifery (IFFM) is a consumer-based organization.
Our purpose is to increase public awareness regarding the availability and benefits of the Midwives Model of Care and the
need for licensure of Certified Professional Midwives (CPMs) in Illlinois. IFFM organizes consumers to support legislative
efforts and works cooperatively with other organizations in the Illinois State Legislature to pass a CPM licensure law.
Certified Professional Midwives are skilled and qualified professionals as recognized by the North American Registry of Midwives.
IFFM recognizes the CPM credential as the entry level standard of competent, indpendent, direct-entry midwifery practice.
Become a member of Illinois Families For Midwifery!
Join IFFM's email list.
- Send in your membership dues to support our efforts (click on above link for form)
- Receive our quarterly newletter, Illinois BirthNews
- Stay informed and know that you are making Illinois history!
For the most up-to-date information email our list moderator and ask to join.
It's that simple! IFFM membership is encouraged but not required to join our email list.
"There is increasing emphasis these days on 'evidence-based medicine.' As we have seen, midwifery tends to be more evidence-based
than obstetrics because midwives are generally less interventive than physicians, and the scientific evidence shows that many
common interventions do more damage than good. Any doctor who actually looks at the evidence instead of relying solely on
what he is taught by biomedical tradition will take note of the benefits of midwifery care, and will thus be less likely to
assume a blanket superiority of obstetrics."
--Robbie Davis-Floyd, Ph.D.
Research Fellow/Senior Research Fellow, Dept. of
Anthropology, University of Texas Austin; Adjunct Associate
Professor, Case Western
Reserve University, Cleveland Ohio; Santa Barbara Graduate
Institute Research Faculty;
and Antioch College Research Faculty