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A New York State licensed midwife is a health care provider who may care for the health needs of pre-adolescent, adolescent, and adult women throughout their life span. Licensed midwives provide primary well woman health care including: gynecologic care, and care during pregnancy and childbirth, as well as care of the newborn following birth.

Licensed midwives are independent practitioners with expertise in the care of healthy women. Midwives collaborate with physicians and will consult with them immediately if complications arise at any time during the childbearing process. This insures safe care and continuous support for the woman and her family.

Licensing Requirements:

New York licensed midwives have graduated from a State-approved program that includes classroom training and clinical experience. Studies include courses in maternity and pediatric care, pharmacology, well-woman care, neonatal care, and family planning and gynecological care.


The fee for licensure is $322.

Licenses Issued:

In 2018, there were 58 licenses issued for this occupation.
In 2019, there were 75 licenses issued for this occupation.
As of July 1, 2020, there were 1,064 active licenses for this occupation.

Licensing Authority:

New York State Education Department
Office of the Professions
State Board for Midwifery
89 Washington Avenue
Albany, New York 12234
Phone: (518) 474-3817 Press 1 then Ext. 130
Fax: (518) 473-6995
Email: [email protected]

Standard Occupational Classification:

29-9099.01 - Midwives
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Fees stated and other information contained in this report are subject to change. Please contact the licensing authority listed above for the most current information.

This page was last updated on 1/25/21.

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