What is a midwife?

A Certified Nurse-Midwife (CNM) is a professional health care provider and a Registered Nurse (RN) who offers a variety of services, including contraceptive counseling, gynecological exams, and care throughout the labor and delivery process. Certified Nurse-Midwives are required to graduate from a program accredited by the American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM), meet stringent state requirements, as well as pass a national examination.

What care do midwives provide?

The expert care that midwives provide during labor and delivery, and even after birth, is one specialty that makes midwives unique. However, they are also experienced in providing these additional services:

  • Prenatal care
  • Postpartum care
  • Normal newborn care
  • Routine gynecological care
  • Premenopausal and post-menopausal care
  • Family planning

Midwives have traditionally attended women in the safe delivery of babies for centuries. Combined with advances in modern technology and medicines, they continue to utilize their legacy of skills to provide safe, personalized health care to women.

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