The Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit membership organization whose mission is to promote the health of women and newborns. Our 24,000 members are staff nurses, nurse practitioners, nursing school faculty, certified nurse-midwives, and nurse executives who work in hospitals, independent practices, universities, and community clinics throughout the United States. Nurses serve a vital role in maximizing the health and health care experiences of pregnant women and their newborns, and AWHONN members know first-hand the devastating consequences of maternal death.

Evidence-based Practice

AWHONN emphasizes that the best available evidence should guide nursing practice. Therefore, it creates guidelines, books and other resources to provide nurses with patient care information rooted in research and science.


AWHONN provides its members with valuable industry knowledge through the organization's award-winning publications. The Nursing for Women’s Health delivers clinical news and commentary that nurses can immediately apply to their work. The Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic and Neonatal Nursing (JOGNN) has presented some of the most important literature on women’s health and newborn nursing in the last 40 years. Through AWHONN’s consumer publication and website, Healthy Mom & Baby, AWHONN guides women through all trimesters of a healthy pregnancy to give newborns the best start possible.


Through its live, online and self-study options, AWHONN ensures its members never stop learning. In fact, we are the first and only association to twice be awarded the designation “Premier Provider” by the American Nurses Credentialing Center for innovation and excellence in continuing education.


AWHONN calls upon the collective expertise of its members to inform Congress, state legislatures and policy makers about the special health care considerations of women and infants. From postpartum depression to premature birth, AWHONN advocates for a wide range of issues that impact the patients our members serve.

Corporate Opportunities

View the Corporate Opportunities Brochure and Feature Your Company through the AWHONN Postpartum Hemorrhage Project.

For more information about AWHONN, visit www.awhonn.org.

Project Overview

Improve PPH care through quality improvement methods and collaboration


Learn more about our geographic areas of focus

Participating Hospitals

View the list of participating hospitals & meetings


Access more information on best practices for postpartum hemorrhage


Review this snapshot of AWHONN and the organization’s scope of work

Press Room

Explore PPH coverage in the media

Take Action

Join AWHONN’s effort and make a difference

Maternal Morbidity & Mortality

Know the facts about maternal death and injury

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