What is A Midwife?
Midwives are independent practitioners that provide healthcare — maternity, gynecologic, reproductive, contraceptive and primary healthcare — to women from adolescence through postmenopause, and to infants up to 28 days of age.
A midwife is a person who has successfully completed a midwifery education programme that is duly recognized in the country where it is located and that is based on the ICM Essential Competencies for Basic Midwifery Practice and the framework of the ICM Global Standards for Basic Midwifery Education; who has acquired the requisite qualifications to be registered and/or legally licensed to practice midwifery and use the title ‘midwife’; and who demonstrates competency in the practice of midwifery.
Learn more about midwives, what they do and where they work at Midwifery & Women’s Health, Our Moment of Truth.
Is a Midwife Right for You?
Midwifery Myths Set Straight: Most midwives don’t attend births at home or in the bathtub! (Though many do, of course.) Test your knowledge and learn about your options at Midwifery & Women’s Health, Our Moment of Truth
Resources for Pregnant Folks & Families
- Find a Midwife in NYC
- Childbirth connection
- Choices in Childbirth
- The Doula Project
- Homebirth Midwives of New York
- Midwifery & Women’s Health, A New Understanding of Midwifery Care from Our Moment of Truth
- NYC Doula Collective
- Planned Parenthood
- Where’s My Midwife?
- Spinning babies