The word ‘midwife’ is being used since long for a woman who is there with a woman when she gives birth to a baby. Traditional midwives are the old ladies with a lot of experiences about how to deal with a situation at the time of delivery. However, this title today has a lot of demand, as they are highly educated and qualified nursing professionals such as certified nursing assistants (CNAs) who work under supervision of physicians.
A nurse midwife is the one who is an advanced practice registered nurse trained especially in obstetrics. Nurse midwives have to practice under complete supervision of the obstetricians in various hospitals, nursing homes, health maintenance organizations, public health care centers, family planning centers, etc.