Male identified CNMs?

  1. hey there!
    I am in my last year of nursing school and have been thinking about pursuing labor and delivery/mother-baby/NICU and potentially a CNM degree later on. I've always been interested in sexual and reproductive health. Are there any male identified CNMs on here? What is your experience? If you aren't a male identified CNM, how do you think it will be based on your experience?
    Thanks!
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  2. 13 Comments

  3. by   offlabel
    I wonder if it matters more what identity the pregnant woman assigns to the CNM.
  4. by   ldrnicuguy
    Last time I checked there were about 75 male CNMs in the country. I have spoken with several of them. I plan to be on this journey myself next summer/fall (2018). The practitioners I have spoken with both male and female have always been supportive and the schools love it.
  5. by   babyNP.
    Quote from ldrnicuguy
    Last time I checked there were about 75 male CNMs in the country. I have spoken with several of them. I plan to be on this journey myself next summer/fall (2018). The practitioners I have spoken with both male and female have always been supportive and the schools love it.
    hey good for you, that's awesome!! //offtopic
  6. by   ProperlySeasoned
    "male identified CNMs "

    Thank you for using inclusive language!
  7. by   ldrnicuguy
    Quote from babyNP.
    hey good for you, that's awesome!! //offtopic
    I misread the post, though it doesn't make my comment any less relevant.
  8. by   babyNP.
    Quote from ldrnicuguy
    I misread the post, though it doesn't make my comment any less relevant.
    No I think you misunderstood me; I was referring to *my* post as being off topic but I had to post because I'm so excited for you. Perhaps it would have been better for me to just PM : ) I think you'll be so valuable to the profession.
  9. by   ldrnicuguy
    Quote from babyNP.
    No I think you misunderstood me; I was referring to *my* post as being off topic but I had to post because I'm so excited for you. Perhaps it would have been better for me to just PM : ) I think you'll be so valuable to the profession.
    Thanks! I actually started off in the NICU, but always knew L&D was my goal. I've wanted to be a CNM for a long time and it's great to finally be in a "life space" that allows that to happen.
  10. by   gc13
    That's awesome! How did you find these male CNMs?
  11. by   gc13
    Quote from ProperlySeasoned
    "male identified CNMs "

    Thank you for using inclusive language!
    I am cis-male, but should have made it even more inclusive and asked about any non Cis-female experience. I appreciate that you appreciated the inclusiveness!
  12. by   ldrnicuguy
    Quote from gc13
    That's awesome! How did you find these male CNMs?
    That number might actually be low now. ACNM updated their information to say that about 2% of midwives are male. Given their number of about 11900 CNMs in country, that is around 200-225 males, though I think that number is a little high given other statistics I have found in my research.
  13. by   TangoDeux
    Go for it! The more perspectives the better. Like @ldrnicuguy I will also start my training to become a midwife in Summer/Fall 2018 depending upon which program I'm accepted into. I've been a doula for almost 3 years now so I enjoy birth work and working with women on sexual and gynecological related issues and haven't had to many issues due to the fact that I was born male and identify as him/his/he. If more men joined midwifery it will become as accepted as having a male OBGYN.
  14. by   ldrnicuguy
    Quote from TangoDeux
    Go for it! The more perspectives the better. Like @ldrnicuguy I will also start my training to become a midwife in Summer/Fall 2018 depending upon which program I'm accepted into. I've been a doula for almost 3 years now so I enjoy birth work and working with women on sexual and gynecological related issues and haven't had to many issues due to the fact that I was born male and identify as him/his/he. If more men joined midwifery it will become as accepted as having a male OBGYN.
    What programs are you looking at? Feel free to PM me, I'm interested to know if we may end up working together.

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