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2. What Does a Midwife Do?

The specific services a midwife provides depend heavily on licensing and credentials as well as the state where the midwife is practicing. Highly trained and licensed midwives play an essential role in the ongoing management of women's health and can perform regular gynecological exams, manage prenatal care, provide support during labor and delivery, and help older women manage menopause.

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