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Why Hire An Apprentice Midwife?

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The word "midwife" means "with woman." Midwives have been attending births for centuries and are known for providing personal attention and warm, compassionate care to mothers and babies.

An apprentice midwife is a midwife-in-training and practices under the direct supervision of an experienced midwife. I am permitted by the health department to practice midwifery under the supervision of Deb Phillips, LLM, CPM. I am also working toward the credential of Certified Professional Midwife (CPM), which is awarded by the North American Registry of Midwives. I am at the phase of my apprenticeship where I am stepping into the "primary" role, with Deb assisting and supervising. While I am seeking my own clients, Deb will be present with me at prenatal visits and births until I am licensed, and even beyond that, as needed. Midwives typically attend births in pairs, rather than alone.

Why would you want to hire an apprentice to attend your homebirth?
In a nutshell, w…