Thanks everyone

For those who used a CPM, what kind of certification/professional affiliation did your midwife have? Were they registered through NARM? I don't know a lot about CPMs and how that works. I know a CPM in Arizona so I guess I can bombard her with questions too.
Originally Posted by iris427

Yes, my midwife was a CPM with accredidation through NARM. She was apprentice trained. Some states recognize CPM and some don't. My state didn't...that made little difference to me because NARM is national and standarized.
Originally Posted by RedCatWaves
Here's some info on how it works in Texas.

I orignally wanted a Certified Nurse Midwife, but here they are few and far between. I felt perfectly safe with my CPM, especially since she always travels with one or two assistants and has a fellow CPM as backup for all births. I also had a doula on hand (which in retrospect was a little overkill).