The Meaning of Midwife
Midwife means "with woman".
To you, this means having a midwife spend time educating and counseling you and
your family during pregnancy and preparing you for birth, breastfeeding and learning how to care for a newborn.
With a midwife who is trained in caring for your individual needs, you will have someone to assist you as you grow physically, as well as spiritually throughout your pregnancy.
A Certified Professional Midwife and Nurse Midwife
A certified nurse midwife is a registered nurse with further education and certification
With these designations, you know your midwife is a graduate of one of the
advanced education programs accredited by the American College of Nurse
A certified Professional Midwife must pass a national certification exam and meet requirements set by the states where they are licensed.