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Midwifery

        The Association of Women's Health, Obstetric, and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN) supports midwives as independent providers of health care services to women and newborns. AWHONN supports a woman's right to choose and have access to a full range of providers and settings for pregnancy, birth, and women's health care.
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