Certified Professional Midwives: Where Are They? What Are They Doing? Where Are the Challenges in Licensure and Scope of Practice?

Ida Darragh, CPM presented on March 17th at 1:50pm.

Ida Darragh, CPM, Chair of the Board of the North American Registry of Midwives with extensive experience with the status of CPM in states across the country, provided a picture of the status of Certified Professional Midwives in the U.S. She addressed the number and distribution of CPMs, how many new credentials are being issued each year, the legal status and scope of practice in states where CPMs are licensed, and challenges in securing licensure.