Our goal is to have a representative voice at the national level that clearly outlines the various needs of Black Midwives.
Advocacy is the corner stone of NBMA. We train and organize midwives to take legislative action that addresses disparities in maternal health care disproportionately impacting black birthing people.
We hold a special place for students of midwifery and offer personalized academic council, scholarships, and resources to assist the next generation in their education and professional development. To this end we offer mentorship opportunities and issue based webinars.
Each member of NBMA is assigned to either serve as a mentor or mentee depending on their personal need. Engaging in mentorship strengthens professional practices and personal growth. Mentors serve as an accountability parter, coach, and cheerleader. Mentees offer fertile ground to sow the seeds of traditional midwifery and best practices.