Certified Nurse Midwives (CNMs) provide health care involving emotional and physical
support to women before, during, and after childbirth. Nurse midwives
focus on education about pregnancy, the birth process and post-partum
period with the goal of empowering women. They are educated in two disciplines:
nursing and midwifery. Midwife literally means "with woman" and nurse midwives believe in
being present throughout the labor process. Nurse midwives follow a long established
tradition of dedicated, warm and competent care. CNMs have graduated from an accredited
education program and passed a national certification exam. They work collaboratively
with physicians, who are available for consultation and referral if necessary.
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