Nurse Midwives are registered nurses who have successfully completed a recognized program of study and clinical experience in obstetrical care. These professionals are qualified to provide professional care to both the mother and child during pregnancy, labor, and delivery. Nurse midwives perform total prenatal care and emotional support to women in labor. The obstetrician acts as a consultant to the nurse midwife when treatments and medications are necessary.
To become a nurse-midwife, a person who already has a nursing degree must pass a two-year certification or master’s degree program in nurse midwifery.