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Does your representative support MIDWIFE CARE in SC for healthy low-risk pregnancy?

Updated: Jun 23, 2021

The 2020 Licensed Midwife Candidate survey was released to all candidates just after Labor Day. The survey gave a brief description of licensed midwifery care and highlights information regarding SC history of the care and profession.

You’ll be delighted to hear the kind words offered in support from some SC candidates.

The survey explains that failure to respond indicates a lack of support for Licensed Midwife care in South Carolina.

Who answered with total support?

Who answered but did not give full support?

Who did not answer?


The Palmetto Association of Licensed Midwives takes pride in supporting the needs

of SC consumers by offering learning opportunities to midwives and the community at large.

Midwifery in South Carolina has a long history of serving families at birth. In 1976, South Carolina became the first state to provide legislation for the profession of and dozens of other states have followed suit.

To effect healthy outcomes, midwives strive to care for the whole woman. This approach yields exceptionally low rates of premature delivery, exceptionally high rates of successful breastfeeding, reduces the occurrence of low birth weight infants and supports the family unit.

Labor and delivery care is provided in the home or in birth centers. Women are free of restrictions in labor and give birth in the manner they choose. Close observation and patience with nature facilitate safe deliveries. Newborns are welcomed gently and remain with their mothers. Licensed Midwives tend to mother’s and baby’s needs with special attention to parent/infant bonding.