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The voice of Illinois home birth families

Contact Information
Illinois Families For Midwifery
P.O. Box 134
Bellflower, IL 61724
(309) 722-3345 or (773) 278-8625

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!
  • 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!
Join IFFM's email list. 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

Contact Information
Illinois Families For Midwifery
P.O. Box 134
Bellflower, IL 61724
(309) 722-3345 or (773) 278-8625

Illinois Families For Midwifery is a 100% volunteer run, grass-roots organization. Because our lobbying efforts currently comprise a substantial part of our budget, although we are still not-for-profit, we cannot obtain 501(c)3 status. This means contributions are not tax deductible, but your financial support is still vital to furthering our efforts in advancing direct-entry midwifery in Illinois!

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