I've got the Braid.......
.....and the Skirt.
I also have the equipment.
I have worked, studied and sat for a national exam and have been accredited with the Certified Professional Midwife credential, issued by NARM, the North American Registry for Midwives. NARM is accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies. This agency, NCAA, is the exact same agency that accredits many healthcare credentials, including the Certified Nurse-Midwife.
*I've assisted over 750 families to have their babies at home....
....and can practice legally in Wisconsin.....
....which is 34 miles...less then 50 mins..... from my home.
Unfortunatly, this is what Illinois does to my most valuable equipment.
For more information on how we can untie the hands of Illinois CPM's please see the following links:
Medicaid savings through midwifery. (send this note to your representative)
Reducing Medicaid Maternity Care Expenditures through Utilization of Certified Professional Midwives in Illinois
Trends for Certified Professional Midwives
*All home births that have been attended by me have been as assisitant to a MD or CNM.