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What are certified nurse-midwife (CNMs)?

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Midwives are health professionals who help women during labor, delivery, and birth of their babies. They have different levels of training. Certified nurse-midwives (CNMs) are registered nurses who have graduated from an accredited nurse-midwifery education program and have passed a national exam. They can practice in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

From: What Is a Midwife? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Medline Plus: "Certified Nurse Midwife."

Association of Midwifery Educators: "Certification."

American College of Nurse Midwives: "Comparison of Certified Nurse-Midwives, Certified Midwives, and Certified Professional Midwives."

American College of Nurse Midwives: "Definition of Midwifery and Scope of Practice of Certified Nurse Midwives and Certified Midwives."

American College of Nurse Midwives: "Differences between Nurse-Midwives, Other Midwives, and Doulas."

Midwifery Alliance of North America, 2011: "Direct-Entry Midwifery State-by-State Legal Status, Last Updated 5-11-2011."

Reviewed by Nivin Todd on October 17, 2018

SOURCES:

Medline Plus: "Certified Nurse Midwife."

Association of Midwifery Educators: "Certification."

American College of Nurse Midwives: "Comparison of Certified Nurse-Midwives, Certified Midwives, and Certified Professional Midwives."

American College of Nurse Midwives: "Definition of Midwifery and Scope of Practice of Certified Nurse Midwives and Certified Midwives."

American College of Nurse Midwives: "Differences between Nurse-Midwives, Other Midwives, and Doulas."

Midwifery Alliance of North America, 2011: "Direct-Entry Midwifery State-by-State Legal Status, Last Updated 5-11-2011."

Reviewed by Nivin Todd on October 17, 2018

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