The Iowa Midwives' Association is a professional trade association. We exist in order to provide support, resources, and professional peer review.The IMA supports the Midwives Model of Care, which is based on the fact that pregnancy and childbirth are normal life events.We promote the Certified Professional Midwife (CPM) as established by the North American Registry of Midwives (NARM) as the preferred credential for non-nurse midwives.We hold as our goal positive, empowering birth experiences for women and families as we strive to preserve the tradition of midwifery care in Iowa.