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Direct-Entry Midwifery - LM, CPM

If a career delivering babies and helping women sounds like something you'd enjoy, maybe you should look into becoming a certified professional midwife (CPM). CPMs help women throughout all stages of pregnancy, including the birthing process. If that sounds interesting to you, read on.

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Direct-entry midwives are medical professionals who provide direct assistance and monitoring for women and their babies during childbirth, as well as with prenatal and postnatal care. Some people enter the profession after experience in the hospital setting as registered nurses. Upon completion of certification, these nurses are known as Certified Nurse Midwives (CNMs). Direct-entry midwives, known as Certified Professional Midwives (CPMs) or Licensed Midwives (LMs), choose an alternate path to the career.

If you're interested in becoming a midwife, you have several options. Make sure you understand your state's licensing and legal requirements before you make your decision. Study.com has further information about different degree programs and career options in the midwifery field.

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