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American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM)

  • By: Elizabeth R. Purdy
  • In: Encyclopedia of Global Health
  • Edited by: Yawei Zhang
  • Subject:Public Health (general), Public Health Education & Health Promotion

In 17th- and 18th-century America, midwives were depended on not only to deliver babies, but also to advise women about pregnancies, birth control, abortion, and infant care. Few midwives of this period were formally educated. Instead, they were trained in medicinal ...

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