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Hi,<br>
I'm wondering if any of you have (or know where to look for) the number of practicing midwives and doulas in the US? Or related Statistics? Any help finding this data would be greatly appreciated.<br><br>
Thanks!<br><br>
Lia
 

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I've heard that less than 3% of the births in the US are attended by a midwife...but I also heard it was less than 1%...I'll be interrested in hearing the results of this research!!!
 

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I'm guessing you would need to contact all the certifying bodies for each (NARM, CAPPA, DONA etc) and ask them how many they have - then you would at least have a number of how many have active certifications.. but of course it wouldnt show those that choose not to certify and you'd have no way of knowing if those are currently practicing. And there are statistics taken for MANA - but I dont think there are any set statistic collection means for doulas..
 

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In 2004, 7.9% of US births were attended by a midwife. The true figure may be a little bit higher because illegally-attended births may not be correctly reported.<br><br>
In 2008, ACNM had 6,519 members, 4.689 active (remainder are students, retired, first-years and life members). MANA/NARM/NACPM don't have easy to find membership statistics.
 

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The World Health Organization might have stats?
 

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In 2008, ACNM had 6,519 members, 4.689 active (remainder are students, retired, first-years and life members). MANA/NARM/NACPM don't have easy to find membership statistics.</div>
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afaik, there are about 1400 CPM's in the U.S. I do not have any stats on how many non-cpm midwives there are.
 
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