According to the International Confederation of Midwives, a midwife is “a person who meets the ICM Definition of the Midwife who has been educated and trained to proficiency in the ICM Essential Competencies for Basic Midwifery Practice, demonstrates competency in the practice of midwifery and is legally permitted to use this title.”

To read more about qualifications for midwifery education, regulatiom, and practice, visit the ICM website at  Lots of interesting information here!