Maternal and Child Health Programs
The Maternal Health Program’s main purpose is to assure that all pregnant women have the best possible health care, and that New Mexico’s babies have the best possible start in life. The program provides support to Public Health Offices that give prenatal care for women who could not access it otherwise. It licenses Certified Nurse Midwives and Licensed Midwives, gives them regulations to practice by and makes sure they are practicing safely. It studies what is working well and what could be better in pregnancy care through visits to care providers, meetings with community and state experts, statistics and other sources. It works with many kinds of people and groups, including local groups and government agencies, to solve problems and to strengthen pregnancy care resources.