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Midwife Licensing Program
- Midwife Licensing Rules Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
- New Midwifery Rules (Publication in the A.A.C. is pending.)
- Notice of Exempt Rulemaking 19 A.A.R. 1805
Authorized by Arizona Revised Statutes 36-751-760 et seq. and Arizona Administrative Code R9-16-191 et seq., the Midwife Licensing Program licenses and regulates midwife services in Arizona.
What is a Midwife?
A midwife is a person who attends a woman in childbirth, but who is not a physician. Midwifery (being "with woman") focuses on providing care to normal childbearing women and their newborns.
In Arizona, there are two types of midwives who may legally assist a woman with childbirth: a certified nurse midwife and a licensed midwife. The midwifery model of care provides quality, personalized services to women seeking low-intervention pregnancy and birth services while still providing access to technical services through appropriate referral when the mother’s condition changes. The midwifery model of care is also cost effective, providing affordable services, decreasing the incidence of low birth weight, and reducing complications and the need for cesarean births.
Midwife Reporting Form
All services provided by Licensed Midwives are required to be reported to the Department.
Umbilical Cord Blood Banking
Midwife Information Meeting Presentations (February 20, 2014)
- Birth Defects Presentation
- Breastfeeding Nutrition Physical Acitivity WIC AZ Strong Families Presentation
- Immunization Presentation
- Office of Newborn Screening Presentation
- Vital Records Presentation
- Women and Children's Health Presentation
Note: Files are provided in PDF format.