The Ohio Friends of Midwives (OFOM) is a non-profit, grassroots, consumer-based organization dedicated to supporting and promoting midwifery, particularly direct-entry midwifery, also known as “lay midwifery”, as a quality health care option for Ohio women and their families. OFOM serves as an educational resource for the public and for both professional and non-professional groups who share an interest in the Midwives Model of Care for pregnancy, birth, and postpartum.

We strongly believe that homebirth should be a safe, legal, and accessible option for all women and families in low risk pregnancies.
This web page is provided by The Ohio Friends of Midwives (OFOM) and provides many links to information and services that can help you make informed decisions about homebirth, understand the Midwives Model of Care, and advocating for midwifery in general. Comments, questions, and suggestions about the web page can be directed to its webmaster.