Caring for our dead is a story as old as humankind.


The National Association of Certified Death Midwives (NACDM) is a community of peers who share their knowledge, expertise, and best practices in support of compassionate and family-directed end-of-life care. Certified Death Midwives provide education, facilitation, and holistic support services to those seeking more personal, meaningful, and greener options for their end-of-life choices and rituals. Through their work, Certified Death Midwives bridge the gaps that exist between the medical profession and the funeral industry.

The National Association of Certified Death Midwives wholeheartedly supports the general desire and preference of our members to keep the practice of Death Midwifery within the grassroots/folkway tradition of compassionate care. We value and encourage our members' commitment to provide family-directed services built upon tradition, respect, and inclusion. Our members work together to keep learning, growing, and advocating for the rights of those who wish to create more personal, meaningful, and greener end-of-life experiences.