Midwifery

Events

First use of hypnosis during labor

1940

Dr. Grantly Dick-Read first used hypnosis during labor

First use of Lamaze Method

1951

Dr. Ferdinand Lamaze began using his method of pain relief in birth.

Everything from Hippy to nurse-midwives

Approx. 1970 - 1990

There were all kinds of midwives during this time period from nurse-midwives to hippy midwives.

MEAC founded

1991

The Midwifery Education Accreditation Council (MEAC) founded

NARM founded

1992

The North American Registry of Midwives (NARM) founded

Mother Friendly Childbirth Initiative launched

1994

Mother Friendly Childbirth Initiative launched

Certified Professional Midwives (CPMs)

1995