Certified professional midwife
A certified professional midwife (CPM) provides prenatal care for low-risk pregnancies and delivers babies in birthing centers and homes.
After training and an apprenticeship under an experienced midwife, a CPM takes a written test and a skills exam before being certified by the North American Registry of Midwives.
In some states, a certified professional midwife is called a licensed midwife or a certified midwife. Experience, training, and medical backup for emergencies are important things to consider when contracting the services of a CPM.
Current as of: June 6, 2022
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:Anne C. Poinier MD - Internal Medicine & Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine & Martin J. Gabica MD - Family Medicine & E. Gregory Thompson MD - Internal Medicine