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LM CNM - Licensed Midwife - Certified Nurse Midwife)

Discussion in 'French-English Vocabulary / Vocabulaire Français-Anglais' started by Viobi, Mar 24, 2010.

  1. Viobi

    Viobi Senior Member

    Paris, France
    Françoué (standard)
    Hello, in "LM CNM", CNM stands for "certified nurse midwife", but what does "LM" stand for (in case it's not a US-wide term, this one is from Pennsylvania)?
    Thanks!
     
  2. giannid

    giannid Senior Member

    Brasil
    USA English
  3. Viobi

    Viobi Senior Member

    Paris, France
    Françoué (standard)
    Well... maybe, strange though, "Lamaze Midwife"?
     
  4. radiohead87 Senior Member

    Valence, France
    USA, English
    it stands for "Licensed Midwife" :)
     
  5. Viobi

    Viobi Senior Member

    Paris, France
    Françoué (standard)
    Or "Lay Midwife", rather? I find it strange that a certified nurse midwife should feel the need to specify she is licensed too...
     
  6. radiohead87 Senior Member

    Valence, France
    USA, English
    "A Certified Nurse-Midwife (CNM) is an individual educated in the two disciplines of nursing and midwifery, who possesses evidence of certification according to the requirements of the American College of Nurse-Midwives."

    "Licensed Midwife (LM)
    A licensed midwife is a midwife who is licensed to practice in a particular jurisdiction (usually a state or province)."


    So perhaps this person's LM title applies only to the state of Pennsylvania?
     
  7. radiohead87 Senior Member

    Valence, France
    USA, English
    The term "Lay Midwife" does exist, but this person is neither certified nor licensed. She is educated through more informal study (apprenticeship, self-study, etc.)
     
  8. Viobi

    Viobi Senior Member

    Paris, France
    Françoué (standard)
    OK, thanks a lot, people! You've been most useful! :)
     

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