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What is a lay midwife?
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Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine
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In brief: Not certified
Many midwives today are licensed (many are nurses, called nurse midwives) or have completed certified training programs.
In the past these programs were not available and they learned by apprenticing with experienced midwives. A lay midwife is someone trained by apprenticeship. Many may midwives are skilled and experienced, though most younger midwives these days have more formal training.

In brief: Not certified
Many midwives today are licensed (many are nurses, called nurse midwives) or have completed certified training programs.
In the past these programs were not available and they learned by apprenticing with experienced midwives. A lay midwife is someone trained by apprenticeship. Many may midwives are skilled and experienced, though most younger midwives these days have more formal training.
Dr. Randy Baker
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