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USE OF THE CERTIFIED NURSE-MIDWIFE IN THE EDUCATION OF THE LAY-MIDWIFE

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  • Carol Hurzeler C.N.M., M.S.N.

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    • Carol Hurzeler received her CNM and MSN from the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. She is currently Lecturer in Maternal-Child Health at Stephen F. Austin State University, Division of Nursing, Nacogdoches, Texas 75962.


1506 West Main, Nacogdoches, TX 75961

ABSTRACT

Increasing numbers of homebirths and a lack of professional birth attendants providing home birth care necessitates the use of the “new breed” of lay-midwives. There is a critical need for lay-midwife training programs. The author describes her experience in one such program and recommends the use of CNMs in meeting this need.

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