Nurses-midwives are registered nurses with advanced training who assist in family planning, pregnancy, and childbirth. Midwife means â€œwith womanâ€ . They help women deliver their babies and teach new mothers how to care for their infants.
Nurse-midwives salary: $52,000 to $62,000 to $100,000
- in hospitals
-with physicians in private practice
- in freestanding birth centers
-well-woman care centers
-in womenâ€™s clinics
-family planning clinics
-privately funded agencies
-some nurse-midwives operate their own clinics and birthing center
-some nurse-midwives work independently and specialize in home birth deliveries
-with a doctorate, a nurse-midwife can do research or teaching.
- examine pregnant women
-monitor the growth and development of fetuses
-assist during labor
-provide follow-up care
-counsel patients about breast â€“feeding , sexually transmitted diseases, and asic parenting skills
-maintain patient records
-provide physical and emotional support to pregnant women and their families.
Direct-entry midwives are not required to be nurses in order to practice as midwives. They are trained through a combination of formal education , apprenticeship, and self-education
Certified Professional Midwives (CPM) are certified by the North American Registry of Midwives.
Lay Midwives usually train by apprenticing with established midwives. Lay Midwives are not certified or licensed.