How many midwives in the US are there?
It is important to know that midwives in the United States provide assistance to childbearing women during pregnancy, labor and birth, and the postpartum period. There are approximately 13000 midwives in the United States of America. It is interesting to know that midwives are educated and trained to recognize the variations of normal progress of labor. Needless to say, they deal with deviations from normal to discern and intervene in high risk situations. Not too many people know that for normal births, midwives offer care at a lower cost.