Though certified professional midwives train for three to five years to become nationally certified, most states also require a state certification.
Maryland Governor Larry Hogan (R) is expected to sign a bill Tuesday that will license direct-entry midwives and make it legal for them to attend to home births.
The midwife is the first point of referral for the pre-conceptual, the pregnant, the labouring, the post-natal mother, the skilled attendant for the new born; teacher, guide, support, medical helper. And a first-responder in preventing fistula.
I did not start out to become a midwife. But my journey through nursing school led me first to be a labor and delivery nurse, and then a midwife. I will always be a midwife.
A Crisis Pregnancy Center group shows their true colors by harassing a midwife and childbirth educator.
When I was pregnant with my son, almost eleven years ago, the internet was more of a nerdy luxury than anything else. Now pregnant women or women who are thinking of becoming pregnant can access virtually anything – including a new quiz that will tell them whether a midwife or ob-gyn is best for them!
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