What do midwives do?

Midwives provide health care to women all through life, including: prenatal care, birth,
care after birth, care for the new baby, annual exams, birth control planning, menopause, and health counseling. In the United States each year, CNMs/CMs help over 300,000 women give birth and most of these births are in hospitals. Midwives also care for women who decide to have their baby in freestanding birth centers and/or at home.