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Christine McGraw, NHCM, CPM
I graduated from Birthwise Midwifery School, a MEAC accredited direct-entry midwifery school. I am certified nationally as a CPM (Certified Professional Midwife) for which I sat for an 8 hour exam and licensed in the state of NH as an NHCM (New Hampshire Certified Midwife). I feel very fortunate to live and practice in the "Live Free or Die"" state... Our state government has recognized that homebirth midwifery is an integral part of our history and culture and has passed laws to enable midwives to practice as independent care-givers of moms and newborns. I have trained as a lactation counselor as well, and before entering school was active in our local WIC program, providing in-home breastfeeding support to moms and developing classes and handouts for women prenatally. I am active in promoting the education of direct-entry midwives and currently serve on the Board of Directors of Birthwise Midwifery School as Vice-President.
More personally, I am the mother of 4 children... 3 of whom were born at home. I know firsthand the transformative powers of a natural homebirth. My fervent wish is for every mom to have access to the birth attendant of HER choice, to feel cherished as she works to birth her baby and to experience fully the gentle entry of her baby into the world.
Christine McGraw NHCM, CPM