Midwifery FAQ

1. What is a midwife?
2. Is it safer to give birth in a hospital?
3. What is the difference between a nurse-midwife and a direct-entry midwife?
4. How do I find out the legal status of direct-entry midwives in my state?
5. How are certified and licensed midwives different?
6. Where does a direct-entry midwife work?
7. What does a direct-entry midwife earn?
8. What is a doula? How is a doula different from a midwife?
9. What do all those abbreviations stand for?