A Certified Professional Midwife (CPM) is a knowledgeable, skilled and professional independent midwifery practitioner who has met the standards for certification set by the North American Registry of Midwives (NARM) and is qualified to provide the Midwives Model of Care. The CPM is the only midwifery credential that requires knowledge about and experience in out-of-hospital settings.
Medical Back-Up and Transport Arrangements:
We are thankful that medical help is available when things become outside of our scope of care. You are responsible for arranging medical back-up if you wish, although if problems arise during your pregnancy, we will help you find a physician to continue care with. If complications arise during labor and we feel you need further evaluation, we will accompany you to the hospital. The majority of transports occur in cars, but occasionally an ambulance is more appropriate. It is your responsibility to have the number of your local ambulance service and labor and delivery unit.