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What qualifications does a midwife have?

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Dr. Michael Klein
Family Medicine
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In brief: CNM degree

A certified nurse-midwife (cnm) is an advanced practice nurse (a nurse who has continued to get extended training beyond rn which allows considerable more autonomy) who has completed at least masters level training (msn) and is trained in nurse midwifery from a program certified by the american college of nurse midwives (acnm).
She should also have an rn license in your state.

In brief: CNM degree

A certified nurse-midwife (cnm) is an advanced practice nurse (a nurse who has continued to get extended training beyond rn which allows considerable more autonomy) who has completed at least masters level training (msn) and is trained in nurse midwifery from a program certified by the american college of nurse midwives (acnm).
She should also have an rn license in your state.
Dr. Michael Klein
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Dr. Suzanne Gilberg-Lenz
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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.
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