Can NPs deliver babies?

  1. I was speaking to a women's health NP who stated her doctor is going to train her to deliver babies. I thought you have to be a CNM to deliver...anyone know if it's in the scope of practice for NPs?
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  3. by   danceluver
    would also be interested in knowing this! PS: What state are you in, or the woman you talked to practice in?
  4. by   LiLoRN
  5. by   nomadcrna
    I delivered 5 during my OB rotation but I'd only do it in an emergency situation, as in ER.
    You need to by a certified midwife otherwise.
  6. by   NPinWCH
    It is completely outside the scope of practice for any NP, unless they are dual certified as a CNM.
  7. by   LiLoRN
    That's what I thought! Thanks for the responses!