Long Island Midwives website is an educational outreach and directory of licensed midwives living and practicing on or near Long Island. Our purpose is to provide you, the consumer with information about ﬁnding a midwife for your total women’s health care. We’ve also included information which may be of interest to you:
- Childbirth statistics from Long Island hospitals.
- A history of midwifery in the US.
- A directory of Midwives, Doulas and Childbirth Educators.
We hope you ﬁnd the information helpful. For additional information you can contact us by clicking below.
What is a Midwife?
A midwife is a trained professional who offers expert care, education, counseling and support to a woman and her newborn during the childbearing cycle. The midwife works with each woman and her family to identify their unique physical, social and emotional needs.
Midwives also provide well woman gynecological care and family planning services. Midwives practice within a health care system that provides for consultation, collaborative management or referral as needed.
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