Some midwives with this type of professional background are certified by the American Midwifery Certification Board, which allows them to refer to themselves as Certified Midwives or Certified Professional Midwives.
Most US women practicing midwifery are part of professional associations which keep records, provide training, and require their members to aquire continuing education hours.
Certified Nurse Midwives (CNMs) and Certified Midwives (CMs) are educated in the disciplines of midwifery and nursing.
This is someone who has studied midwifery in addition to traditional nursing.
In 2005, The ACNM celebrated its 50th anniversary of midwifery in the USA.
Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health 49, no. 4 (2004): 350-4.
Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health 49, no. 4 (2004): 364-5.
One of the best books about birth is Spiritual Midwifery.
The usual course for nursing is not less than three months, and for midwifery not less than six months; a premium is required of 12 or 13 guineas for three months, and 25 guineas for six months.
The main hospital in Jassy is a large building, and possesses a maternity institution, a midwifery school, a chemical institute, an inoculating establishment, &c. A society of physicians and naturalists has existed in Jassy since the early part of the 9th century, and a number of periodicals are published.