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Can you explain the different kinds of midwives?

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Dr. Suzanne Gilberg-Lenz
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Complicated

There are many certifying bodies and also direct entry midwives.
Midwives either enter specialty training to obtain skills nec for prenatal, labor, postpartum and newborn care after receiving rn (nursing degree) or via another professional non-rn program. Most are very highly skilled and work with back up from md when nec. http://mana.org/definitions.html http://www.Who.Int/features/factfiles/midw.

In brief: Complicated

There are many certifying bodies and also direct entry midwives.
Midwives either enter specialty training to obtain skills nec for prenatal, labor, postpartum and newborn care after receiving rn (nursing degree) or via another professional non-rn program. Most are very highly skilled and work with back up from md when nec. http://mana.org/definitions.html http://www.Who.Int/features/factfiles/midw.
Dr. Suzanne Gilberg-Lenz
Dr. Suzanne Gilberg-Lenz
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