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Modern Day Midwifery

Certified Nurse Midwife, Jessica Ramirez-Trower, is leading a free educational symposium at WakeMed Cary on Tuesday, March 23rd at 7:00 pm. Anyone interested in learning about midwifery in 2010 is invited to attend.

Fast Facts about Midwives

*Certified nurse-midwives are registered nurses who have completed graduate-level training in midwifery and who have passed a national certification exam.
*Nurse-midwifery practice is legal in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.
*Nurse-midwives can prescribe medication in 50 states and the District of Columbia.
*Nurse-midwives practice in homes, birth centers, clinics, and hospitals. All of the midwives at Triangle OBGYN deliver at WakeMed Cary Hospital.
*33 states mandate private insurance reimbursement for nurse-midwifery services, and Medicaid reimbursement is mandatory in all states.
*In 2005, nurse-midwives attended 11.2% of all vaginal births in the U.S.

What: Free Educational Symposium – Modern Day Midwifery

When: Tuesday, March 23rd at 7:00 pm

Where: WakeMed Cary Hospital Conference Center

Who: Five Certified Nurse Midwives and OBGYNs from Triangle OBGYN

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