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Delivering Envisioned Childbirth Experiences

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After assisting with childbirths as a registered nurse (RN) for several years, Samantha Pierce, RN, CNM, WHNP, decided to explore her passion for labor and delivery even further by becoming a certified nurse-midwife (CNM). While midwives are well-known for attending births, CNMs also provide various levels of prenatal, reproductive and primary care for many patients.

We spoke with Samantha, a recent graduate of the Nurse-Midwifery/Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner (NM/WHNP) program at the Georgetown University School of Nursing & Health Studies in Washington, D.C., about the unique aspects of her specialty and why she loves being a CNM.

Earlier this month, thousands of midwives from around the world gathered in Toronto, Canada for the 31st International Confederation of Midwives (ICM) Triennial Congress, where 400 midwives participated in the JOHNSON’S® First Touch Infant Massage Event to set the Guinness World Record for the World’s Largest Infant Massage Lesson. To learn more about the Congress and how Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc. (JJCI) supports midwives around the world, visit

For more information about the American College of Nurse-Midwives, visit

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