More women are turning to Certified Nurse Midwives to provide high-quality prenatal and maternal care from conception through delivery of a baby. A Certified Nurse Midwife is an advanced practice nurse that has achieved a Master of Science in Nursing degree, as well as credentials as a Registered Nurse and certification by the American Midwifery Certification Board. With a high level of education and unsurpassed nursing care, a CNM is a trusted partner in the journey of motherhood.
7.6% of all US births were attended by CNMs and CMs in 2009.
Women cared for by CNMs compared to women cared for by physicians had:
Lower rates of cesarean birth
Lower rates of labor induction
Reduced perineal tearing
Lower use of anesthesia
Higher rates of breastfeeding
CNM Education & Training Requirements:
Master of Science in Nursing
Certification by the American Midwifery Certification Board (AMCB)
by Linda Bright
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