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Find a Midwife Service
accessible through the “Find a Midwife” service is provided by the American
College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM) and is intended for use by the public to allow
them quick access to information on midwifery professionals and practices.
accessible through this service is provided to the ACNM by the individual
practices, and the ACNM does not verify this information and cannot guarantee
the accuracy, completeness, or timeliness of the information. While the ACNM
takes reasonable efforts to keep this informational database up-to-date, the
ACNM assumes no responsibility for its accuracy or for any errors or omissions
which might be contained in this database.
within this database may make certain claims of specialty, experience or
competence within their listing. All such claims have been supplied by the
midwife or midwifery practices themselves and have not been investigated or
confirmed by the ACNM. The ACNM is therefore unable to verify whether any such
claims are either accurate or permitted under relevant law, and thus accepts no
responsibility whatsoever resulting from any errors or omissions in this
information, or from any decision made or action taken based on this
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