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Midwife Licensing Program


Online Meeting: Midwife Training on Reporting Requirements
When: April 22, 2014, 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Primary Dial-In: 1-888-850-4523, Passcode: 290051

Please join 15 minutes before the start time. Prepare your PC ahead of time.

Authorized by Arizona Revised Statutes 36-751-760 et seq. and Arizona Administrative Code R9-16-191 et seq., the Midwife Licensing Program licenses and regulates midwife services in Arizona.

What is a Midwife?

A midwife is a person who attends a woman in childbirth, but who is not a physician. Midwifery (being "with woman") focuses on providing care to normal childbearing women and their newborns.

In Arizona, there are two types of midwives who may legally assist a woman with childbirth: a certified nurse midwife and a licensed midwife. The midwifery model of care provides quality, personalized services to women seeking low-intervention pregnancy and birth services while still providing access to technical services through appropriate referral when the mother’s condition changes. The midwifery model of care is also cost effective, providing affordable services, decreasing the incidence of low birth weight, and reducing complications and the need for cesarean births.

How do I become a Licensed Midwife?

Midwife Reporting Form

All services provided by Licensed Midwives are required to be reported to the Department.

Umbilical Cord Blood Banking

Midwife Information Meeting Presentations (February 20, 2014)

Note: Files are provided in PDF format.