Darragh, Ida

  • Ida Darragh, CPM, is a member of the board of the North American Registry of Midwives (NARM), currently serving as chair of the board and director of testing. She has been a licensed midwife in Arkansas since 1985, and a CPM since 1996. She has served several terms as chair of the Midwives Advisory Board at the Arkansas Department of Health, and in various capacities on the board of the Arkansas Association of Midwives.

    NARM is a certification agency which issues the nationally accredited credential, Certified Professional Midwife (CPM). The CPM credential is the basis for licensure in all states that license direct entry midwives specifically to attend births in out-of-hospital settings. Ida serves as a liaison between NARM and the state agencies that license direct-entry midwives, and travels to many states teaching workshops and representing NARM when speaking to state and national legislators and policy makers.

    Ida is one of the NARM representatives on the steering committee of the Midwives and Mothers in Action (MAMA) Campaign, which is composed of six midwifery organizations seeking federal recognition of the CPM credential.