A certified nurse-midwife (CNM) is a registered nurse who has completed advanced education to provide specialized health care to women regarding:
Certified nurse-midwives prescribe drugs and order diagnostic and laboratory tests.
Certified nurse-midwives in Kansas and Missouri possess:
According to "Nurse-Midwifery in 2008: Evidence-Based Practice" (American College of Nurse-Midwives, 2008), which is a summary of research on midwifery practice in our country, care provided by certified nurse-midwives results in:
Approximately 11% of all spontaneous vaginal births and 7% of all births are attended by certified nurse-midwivers (National Center for Health Statistics, 2007).
Approximately 97% of CNM-attended births occur in hospitals, 2% in freestanding birth centers and 1% at home (ACNM, 2008).