The Idaho Midwifery Council was formed in the summer of 1980 and continues to function as a voluntary professional organization, representing midwives across the State of Idaho. Our intent is to create and maintain a vital, collaborative perinatal health care system. The IMC is open not only to midwives, but also to all who have any interest in midwifery, whether midwife, apprentice, student, consumer and/or supporter of midwifery. As we network together, we endeavor to encourage each other and to uphold the highest and safest standard of maternity care.
To promote competent midwifery practice as a quality health care option in Idaho
To provide midwives with opportunities for training and continuing education
To promote communication between Idaho midwives
To promote communication and cooperation between midwives and other professional and nonprofessional groups concerned with improving perinatal outcomes
To work to assure safe, quality childbirth practices, regardless of the birth setting chosen by parents