nurse midwife


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nurse midwife

Certified nurse midwife, see there.

nurse midwife

A registered nurse who has completed specialized theory and clinical courses in obstetrics and gynecology and is certified by the American College of Nurse Midwives. The nurse midwife's practice includes providing primary obstetrical, neonatal, and preventive gynecological care to essentially healthy women and their normal newborns, usually in collaboration with an obstetrician-gynecologist.
See also: nurse

nurse mid·wife

(nŭrs midwīf)
A registered nurse who specializes in midwifery; in some governmental jurisdictions, requires additional training and special licensure.
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Collins, who left her job of 17 years as a labor and delivery nurse to become a nurse midwife, because she wanted to bring more human touch and less technology into the delivery room.
Moreover, the ALJ mistakenly concluded that the language in the applicable law which treats a participating nurse midwife like a participating physician, prevented a physician who supervises a nonparticipating midwife from "delivering" services during the delivery of the baby.
While one certified nurse midwife expressed problems that she and others had experienced in handling such cases, a traditional midwife claimed that she was able to predict and prevent cesarean sections in advance.
"I think women choose to have their care given by a certified nurse midwife because there is a more personal component to the care," Harper adds.
Thus, patients who were initially managed by a nurse midwife either alone or in conjunction with a nurse midwife student were classified as midwife patients, whereas those who were intially managed by a family physician or family practice resident were classified as family physician or family practice resident were classified as family practice patients.
The nurse midwife claimed the patient did not have a vaginal infection; she never reported symptoms of a foul-smelling vaginal odor or discharge.
Diane Barnes, Certified Nurse Midwife, Missouri Theresa Stallings, R.N., Licensed Midwife, Washington Anne Frye, Certified Midwife, Oregon Joyce Thompson, Certified Nurse-Midwife, Pennsylvania Ina May Gaskin, Midwife, Tennessee Linda Walsh, Certified Nurse Midwife, California Deb Kaley, Registered Midwife, Texas Sharon Wells,

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