Past Events

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Separating the Midwifery and Nursing Professions

Wednesday, October 28, 2020 - 3:00pm

ICM topic (discussion)

Separating the nursing and midwifery professions was a major topic discussed by representatives attending the International Confederation of Midwives during the virtual 2020 Council meeting.  The overall sentiment from around the globe appeared to be that separating these two professions was what midwives felt was best for midwifery.  This discussion option will be your opportunity to give feedback and hear others discuss how this would impact midwifery in the USA and how we might work together to accomplish this change.  Consider these questions:

  1. How has combining the two professions impacted midwifery?
  2. How has the USA midwifery profession been impacted by having multiple credentials?
  3. What would separating the two professions in the USA look like?
  4. What would be the action steps to accomplish this?


Sarita Bennett, DO, CPM

MANA President

Sarita has listened to women’s stories all her life – stories about love and birth and healing and death.