This profile of the Commonwealth’s midwifery workforce provides state-level data on the demographic characteristics, employment context, and practice scope of midwives. It also offers a snapshot of populations served by mid-wives and public policy issues that affect midwives and midwifery care in Massachusetts. The report is based on a survey administered to midwives living and/or working in the state supplemented by in-depth interviews with five midwives, one obstetrician, and one state public health official. This report uniquely analyzes data collected from both certified nurse-midwives (CNMs) and directentry midwives (DEMs), including certified professional midwives (CPMs); this summary distinguishes between these two groups and primarily focuses on midwives who are currently in practice. The overall survey response rate was 60% and includes 290 CNMs and 18 CPMs/DEMs – all of whom are women.
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Kelleher, Christa M. and Brewin, Dorothy, "Caring for Women: A Profile of the Midwifery Workforce in Massachusetts" (2011). Publications from the Center for Women in Politics and Public Policy. 15.
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