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American College of Nurse Midwives:"With roots dating to 1929, the American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM) is the oldest women's health care organization in the U.S. ACNM provides research, accredits midwifery education programs, administers and promotes continuing education programs, establishes clinical practice standards, creates liaisons with state and federal agencies and members of Congress. The mission of ACNM is to promote the health and well-being of women and infants within their families and communities through the development and support of the profession of midwifery as practiced by certified nurse-midwives, and certified midwives. The philosophy inherent in the profession states that nurse-midwives believe every individual has the right to safe, satisfying health care with respect for human dignity and cultural variations."
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What do nurse-midwives do? allnursingschools.com:"Nurse-midwives are very involved in labor and delivery, sometimes never leaving the mother during the entire labor process. They are trained to recognize signs and symptoms that deviate from normal conditions and will consult with a physician who may become involved in the delivery if needed. Although qualified to administer drugs and to perform medical procedures, those interventions are not routine for nurse-midwives, and they are used only when the mother requests them. Most nurse-midwives deliver babies in hospitals and in homes. They also provide both prenatal and postpartum care for both mothers and newborns. In addition, nurse-midwives provide family planning and birth control counseling, and normal gynecological services such as: physical and breast exams, pap smears, and preventive health screening. In most states, nurse-midwives may prescribe medications."
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Choosing a certified nurse-midwife, Babycenter.com:"You can choose a certified nurse-midwife to care for you during your pregnancy as long as you're in good health (meaning you have no serious chronic medical condition, such as high blood pressure, epilepsy, heart disease, or diabetes). At your first visit to a midwife, she'll take a comprehensive medical history, answer any questions you have, perform a physical exam, and have laboratory screenings done. She can make arrangements for any prenatal testing you want to have done that she doesn't do herself, such as ultrasound or amniocentesis. If it turns out that you have certain medical or obstetrical conditions — such as high blood pressure or triplets — that require the care of an obstetrician or a perinatalogist (a high-risk specialist), she'll refer you to one."
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Is a Certified Nurse-Midwife Right for You? Discovery Health:"Have you considered asking a certified nurse-midwife (CNM) to assist in your labor? A certified nurse-midwife has been trained in two disciplines: midwifery and nursing. He or she carries a wonderful blend of reassuring support and medical expertise. Here are the answers to some common questions about midwives. What does a CNM do? A midwife's care extends beyond the birth experience to include prenatal care, such as counseling the mother about breastfeeding and infant care. He or she can also offer the mother postpartum care in the form of support and information regarding the physical and emotional changes the mother is experiencing."


Frontier School of Midwifery and Family Nursing (FSMFN):"The Frontier School of Midwifery and Family Nursing (FSMFN) specializes in nurse-midwifery and nurse practitioner education for students aspiring to become a certified nurse midwife (CNM) and/or a family nurse practitioner (FNP). Students and graduates of our Community-based Nurse-Midwifery Education Program (CNEP) have the option of completing the additional certificate program to become a Women’s Health Care Nurse Practitioner (WHCNP). The Frontier School offers off campus, web-based, distance education for the student interested in continuing their education in their own community. Using clinics, hospitals and preceptors in your own community allows students to achieve their goals of higher education and get the hands on education required for these exciting health care professions."
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Certified Nurse-Midwives, Kids Into Health Careers:"Certified nurse-midwives (CNMs) are RNs with advanced training in midwifery that allows them to care for expectant mothers and to provide a range of clinical services for women. They examine women during pregnancy; manage labor; deliver infants; and after birth, care for the newborn and mother. Other duties include preventive health care, counseling, prescribing medication (most States), conducting clinical research, and teaching. All 50 States have recognized nurse-midwifery as a legal profession. Certified nurse-midwives may choose private practice or be employed in hospitals, independent birthing centers, or clinics. Hours will vary, although CNMs are usually on call and must be available to expectant mothers at all times."
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Midwives, KidsHealth.org:"Congratulations, you're pregnant! Let the decision-making begin. Choosing a health care provider to care for you and your baby during your pregnancy is one of the biggest decisions you'll be making. In the United States, women's choices have traditionally been limited to an obstetrician or a knowledgeable family doctor. For some women with low-risk, uncomplicated pregnancies, midwives offer an excellent alternative. In Europe, midwives assist at more than 70% of normal vaginal births. Though midwives delivered only 7% of American babies in 1997, that percentage has been increasing since 1975. But most Americans aren't sure what they do, how they're trained, or if they're even available. Is a midwife a viable option for you?"


MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia: Certified Nurse Midwife profession (CNM):"Nurse-midwifery in the United States dates back to 1925. At that time, Mary Breckenridge developed the Frontier Nursing Service in Kentucky. The program used public health registered nurses, who had received additional nurse-midwifery education in England, to staff nursing centers in the Appalachian mountains. The centers offered family health care services in addition to childbearing and delivery care to residents within the region. The first nurse-midwifery education program in the U.S. was founded in 1932 at the Maternity Center Association of New York City. The program enrolled public health nurses and awarded a certificate in nurse-midwifery to its graduates. Today, all nurse-midwifery programs are within institutions of higher education. Approximately 70% of nurse-midwives graduate at the Master's degree level. These programs must be accredited by the American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM) in order for graduates to be eligible to take the National Certification Examination."
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myMidwife.org:"Welcome to myMidwife.org -- everything you need to know about midwifery, pregnancy, and women's health. Certified Nurse-Midwives (CNMs) and Certified Midwives (CMs) focus on you - the woman, the mother, the child, the father, the partner, the grandparent - while providing health care services to women and newborns."
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What is a Midwife? - WomensHealthChannel:"A midwife attends childbirth, provides support during labor and delivery, and supervises the general care of women and children directly after birth. The term midwife, meaning "with a woman," was first recorded in 1300. However, accounts dating to the second century confirm the role of midwives in the birthing process. Contemporary midwives provide care to women during normal pregnancies and deliveries and call on obstetricians or other physicians if complications develop. Midwifery is a professionally regulated field."



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