The practice of midwifery in the state of Missouri is now legal for anyone who is certified by the ACNM or NARM. Certified Nurse Midwives (CNM), Certified Midwives (CM) as well as Certified Professional Midwives (CPM) are legal to practice in Missouri.
CPMs as well as CNMs or CMs may legally attend home births in Missouri. Midwives are currently practicing in both home and hospital birth settings.
Certified Professional Midwives are legal by Judicial Interpretation or Statutory Inference even though midwifery is defined as part of the practice of medicine according to state law. Therefore, anyone other than CPMs, CMs or CNM's can be (and some have been) prosecuted for the practice of medicine without a license, which is a felony. Lay Midwives are not considered legal to practice in Missouri.
Missouri Midwives Association
For more information regarding Certified Professional Midwives in Missouri please visit:
or you may contact
Judith Schmidt, CPM, RN
For information regarding Certified Nurse Midwives in Missouri please contact:
4410 Fairmont Ave.
Kansas City, MO 64111
Friends of Missouri Midwives
Contact: Laurel Smith, President
PO Box 1336
St. Charles, MO 63302-1336
None at this time
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Link to ACNM for Information on Certified Nurse Midwives