IMG_6517-2Low ResAbout the CMA

The Colorado Midwives Association supports and promotes the option of homebirth for families in Colorado. The CMA facilitates communication and community amongst direct-entry midwives through conferences and workshops. Direct-entry midwives have been legal in Colorado since 1993 due to the efforts of the CMA and supporting community. The CMA strives to be a legislative force behind maintaining and updating the regulations of direct-entry midwifery in Colorado.


The mission of the Colorado Midwives Association is to support direct-entry midwifery through advocacy, continuing education, and community awareness.


Midwifery care will be an integral part of the healthcare system and home birth will be a widely accepted option. Midwives and other maternity healthcare providers will work collaboratively with professional respect, trust, and mutual goals in providing excellent care.


  • The CMA advances home birth midwifery care as an accessible option to families in Colorado.
  • The CMA provides educational and informational resources, as well as opportunities to midwives in Colorado.
  • The CMA advocates for laws and policies that promote best practices in midwifery care.
  • The CMA expects midwives to provide excellent quality of care using the Midwives Model of Care, MANA statement of values and ethics and Colorado State Rules and Regulations as their guide.

Colorado Midwives Association-Board of Directors

Melissa Sexton CPM, RM, President
Jennifer Barr, CPM, RM, Vice President
Kattie Jones CPM, RM, Treasurer
Natalie Baca CPM, RM, Secretary
Jennifer Dossett RM, Membership
Samantha Venn, Student Midwife to Melissa Sexton, Website and Social Media Chair
Althea Hrdlichka, CPM, LM, RM, Doula Trainer, Member at Large, Newsletter Chair
Jan Lapetino CPM, RM, Member at Large, Legislative Advisor