Executive Director, National Association of Certified Professional Midwives (NACPM)
IHPC Federal Policy Committee
Mary Lawlor, CPM, LM, MA, is a Certified Professional Midwife in private home birth practice in Vermont and New Hampshire since 1981 and is the owner of the Monadnock Birth Center in New Hampshire since 2008. She is a passionate advocate for midwives and for childbearing peoples’ access to the care of midwives, for improving maternity care for all people and eliminating unconscionable racial inequities in birth outcomes, and has led in shaping the policy agenda for the National Association of Certified Professional Midwives (NACPM) in support of these goals.
On the state level, Mary has been active in successful legislative efforts to license midwives in both Vermont and New Hampshire, and has served as a Midwife Advisor to the Vermont Office of Professional Regulation since 2001, helping to oversee the practice of midwifery in the state. She was a founder of NACPM in 2000, served as president of the Board from 2001-2012, and has been the executive director of the organization since 2012. She serves as national policy advisor to NACPM and the Midwives and Mothers in Action (MAMA) Campaign, a coalition spearheaded by NACPM, advocating to the U.S. Congress and Federal agencies for increased access for childbearing people across the country to Certified Professional Midwife services and high-quality, high-value maternity care.
Mary lives in Putney Vermont. She has been a member of the IHPC board of directors since 2008 and NACPM has been a Partner for Health since 2010.