Standards of Care

MAWV Review Procedures

Other Membership Categories

MAWV encourages your involvement and we have created alternative membership categories to accommodate the needs of retired midwives, inactive midwives, affiliate midwives, supporting members/allied maternity care service providers including doulas and childbirth educators, and midwives who only wish to attend an individual case or peer review session.

 

For more information, please see the MAWV Membership Categories document or email us.

Our Standards of Care document is available here (.pdf).

Voting Member Requirements

  • Member must be a midwife who attends births in WV, or a retired midwife who formally practiced in WV.

 

 

  • $50.00 annual dues.

 

 

  • Members agree to practice according to MAWV’s standards of care and risk factor guidelines.

 

 

  • Serve on the Accountability Committee.

 

 

  • Members agree to MAWV’s consensus process when participating in meetings and discussion of agenda items.

 

 

  • Attendance at a minimum of one case review session per year. Participation in one incident review may substitute for case review on alternate years.

 

 

  • Members agree to report incidents as listed on the incident report form within 30 days of each incident.

 

 

  • Members agree to submit a membership form and update as needed, and to submit a yearly report form by January 31st following the reportable year.

 

 

  • Members must stand for peer review if requested, and participate in peer reviews of other midwives, as possible.

 

  • Members are encouraged, but not required, to attend business meetings.

 

The application form is available here. Please fill it out and and submit it with the proper dues to:

Or you can e-mail it to:

 

midwivesallianceofwv@gmail.com

The Midwives Alliance of West Virginia, c/o Zazi Muller

2590 Mill Gap Rd.

Brandywine WV 26802

Resources for Midwives

The Midwives Alliance of WV is a resource to support and advance midwifery in WV. MAWV promotes midwifery as a quality health care option for women and their families and recognizes midwives as expert primary care givers in normal birth. MAWV seeks to foster support and communication between midwives and other professional and consumer groups concerned with the health of women and infants.

  • Any individual in the process of learning midwifery may join MAWV as an apprentice/student.

 

 

  • $25 yearly dues, paid in full on or before the April quarterly meeting each year. Dues for new student members joining on or after July 1st are $12.50.

 

 

  • Student members agree to practice according to MAWV’s standards of care and risk factor guidelines.

 

 

  • Attendance at a minimum of one case review session per year. Participation in one incident review may substitute for case review on alternate years.

 

 

  • Submission of yearly data forms by January 31st following the reportable year.

 

 

  • Stand for peer review as requested, and participate in peer review, as possible.

 

 

  • Student members may participate in other peer reviews, as possible.

 

 

  • One educational presentation yearly.

 

 

  • Student members are encouraged, but not required, to attend meetings.

Student/Apprentice Requirements

MEMBERSHIP

MAWV invites DEMs, CPMs, CMs, CNMs, student midwives and other perinatal providers to join our community. Students pay a reduced fee and are not voting members.

 

MAWV meetings occur quarterly throughout the year. Meetings are held around the last weekend in January, the last weekend in April, the first weekend in August and the first weekend in November. Meeting locations rotate throughout the state. All meetings include a case review, and two meetings per year will include an educational workshop.

 

Membership benefits include:

  • Experienced Peer Review

  • Continuing education workshops

  • Access to extensive Risk Factor Guidelines and Standards of Care

  • Case review educational opportunities

  • Assistance establishing preceptor/apprentice relationships

 

To join, please review the Membership Requirements and submit a Membership Application. Supporting Member applicants, please use the Supporting Member Application form.

Membership Application

Donate or Registration Fees:

Please support the Midwives Alliance of West Virginia by making a small donation. Donations are used to promote and advance midwifery, and to educate women about their choices in childbirth. If there is a specific cause you would like your donation to go towards, we are happy to accomodate it! Donations of any size ($10, $20, $50, $100) are greatly appreciated! Don't forget that donations to MAWV are tax deductible!

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