What is a Certified Nurse Midwife?
A Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM) is a registered nurse (RN) who has graduated from an advanced practice program accredited by the American College of Nurse Midwives (ACNM) and has passed a national certification exam. All CNM's have graduated from a Masters degree program. CNM's are licensed in all 50 states and are independent practitioners/health care providers.
CNM's practice in clinics, public health offices, birthing centers, and hospitals. CNM's can prescribe all types of medications including antibiotics, hormones, contraceptives, and pain relief medications.
Midwifery care is covered by private insurance, Medicaid, and other managed care programs.
Midwifery practice is the independent management of women's health care from adolescence and continues to post menopause. Midwifery care includes gynecology, pregnancy, childbirth, postpartum care, menopause care, and primary care It provides for consultation, collaboration and/or referral, based on individual needs.
Nurse- midwifery care is covered by private insurance carriers, Medicaid and many managed care programs . Throughout history, the ancient word, midwife, has been used to describe women who are “with women” at birth. Midwives are probably best known for helping women during labor and delivery, but they apply their philosophy of care in all settings and with women across their lifespan.
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