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Mississippi Midwifery Options

Welcome to our guide on midwifery, where we'll unravel the world of certifications, home births, and the personalized care that midwives bring to the birthing experience. Whether you're considering a home birth in Mississippi or are interested in the diverse paths to becoming a midwife, we've got you covered.

Understanding Midwifery Certifications

1. Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM):

2. Certified Professional Midwife (CPM):

  • Certifying Body: North American Registry of Midwives (NARM)

  • Requirements: Completion of a midwifery education program and successful completion of the NARM examination.

3. Certified Midwife (CM):

  • Certifying Body: American Midwifery Certification Board (AMCB)

  • Requirements: Completion of an accredited midwifery education program and successful completion of the AMCB examination.

4. Direct-Entry Midwife (DEM):

  • Certifying Body: Varies by state, may include NARM or state-specific certifications

  • Requirements: Completion of a midwifery education program and meeting state-specific certification or licensure requirements.

  • Mississippi does not license direct-entry midwives, but the practice of medicine is defined so that it specifically does not encompass females engaged solely in the practice of midwifery. (Miss. Code § 73-25-33).


Home Birth Options in Mississippi: What You Need to Know Considering a home birth in Mississippi? Here's what you should know: https://mshealthpolicy.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/FINAL-Midwifery-ISSUE-BRIEF-051820.pdf



Legal Framework: Home births are legal in Mississippi, and both Certified Professional Midwives (CPMs) and Direct-Entry Midwives (DEMs) can provide midwife-assisted home births.


Why Choose Home Births? Home births offer a range of benefits, including:

  • Comfort and Familiarity: Experience the joy of giving birth in a familiar environment surrounded by loved ones.

  • Reduced Stress: Lower stress levels by staying in a familiar setting, supported by experienced midwives.

  • Family Involvement: Create a supportive and intimate atmosphere by involving family members during the birthing process.

  • Personalized Care: Receive continuous support from midwives who provide personalized attention and care.

  • Expert Guidance: Trust experienced midwives, such as those at Hands and Hearts Birth & Botanical, to guide you through a safe and empowering birthing experience.



Your Personalized Birthing Journey Awaits


Whether you're on the path to becoming a midwife or exploring home birth options in Mississippi, the world of midwifery is rich with history, choices, and possibilities. Make informed decisions, seek personalized care, and embark on a birthing journey that aligns with your vision for a joyous and empowering experience.





Hands and Hearts Birth & Botanical has openings left for the summer and early fall of 2024. We are not available beyond mid-October this year and will be out of town in November.

We have several spots available for Well Visit family checks, and as always, walk-ins are available for homeopathy and functional lab visits.


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