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Dr. Michael Reich
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Nurse Midwives (Overview)

Nurse midwives are medical professionals that provide prenatal, childbirth, and postpartum care for low-risk pregnancies.


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What are differences between phd and other nurse midwives?

What are differences between phd and other nurse midwives?

PhD means research.: Nursing research leads to a phd degree. That does not make that nurse any better clinically than her non-phd peers necessarily - rather the opposite. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Reich
22 doctors shared insights

Nurse Midwives (Overview)

Nurse midwives are medical professionals that provide prenatal, childbirth, and postpartum care for low-risk pregnancies.


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Can nurse midwives do cesarions?

Can nurse midwives do cesarions?

Nurse midwives: Nurse midwives do not perform cesarean sections. ...Read more

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Can nurse midwives write prescriptions?

Can nurse midwives write prescriptions?

Nurse midwives: Most nurse midwives can write prescriptions, but it depends upon the state regulations. ...Read more

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What is a nurse-midwife?

What is a nurse-midwife?

RN, trained as MW: A registered nurse who takes graduate training in mid wifery. Similar to a physcian's assistant. They care for women, usually under the supervision of a physcian but in some states practice independently. They can provide general womens health care, obstetrical care, and deliver uncomplicated pregnancies. Complications, surgery, and ceserean sections are refered to a physcian. ...Read more

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How do I become a a certified nurse midwife?

How do I become a a certified nurse midwife?

RN + Midwifery: I work with 5 very good midwives. They are all Certified Nurse Midwives. This means that they became RNs first and later took additional training in midwifery that involved a combination of classwork and hands-on training. Some midwifery training programs include a masters degree in midwifery as part of your training. Best Wishes! ...Read more

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Is there a difference between a certified nurse midwife and a certified professional midwife?

Is there a difference between a certified nurse midwife and a certified professional midwife?

Check organizations: Need to read these organization bodies' definitions and requirements for licensing. ...Read more

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How do a midwife and a labor and delivery nurse differ?

How do a midwife and a labor and delivery nurse differ?

Midwife: Midwife actually has the training to carry out uncomplicated deliveries, l&d nurse assist during the labor and delivery. ...Read more

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Who handles babies more: a nurse, midwife or perinatal nurse? How are they different?

Who handles babies more: a nurse, midwife or perinatal nurse? How are they different?

Experience?: Are you getting at who has the most experience? "Nurses" as a general term may or may not have experience in deliveries. Perinatal nurses specifically spend their days delivering and helping new mothers and their babies. They do lots of "handling" A midwife does prenatal care and delivers babies in a variety of capacities, some are which are NOT in hospitals. Hospital delivery is safest 4 baby ...Read more

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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