Governor Pritzker signs law creating licensure program for certified professional midwives

Getting vaccinated during pregnancy is one of the best ways to make sure your vulnerable newborn benefits from your antibodies to the coronavirus, doctors say.
Getting vaccinated during pregnancy is one of the best ways to make sure your vulnerable newborn benefits from your antibodies to the coronavirus, doctors say. Getty Images
Getting vaccinated during pregnancy is one of the best ways to make sure your vulnerable newborn benefits from your antibodies to the coronavirus, doctors say.
Getting vaccinated during pregnancy is one of the best ways to make sure your vulnerable newborn benefits from your antibodies to the coronavirus, doctors say. Getty Images

Governor Pritzker signs law creating licensure program for certified professional midwives

Advocates for the new Licensed Certified Professional Midwife Practice Act hope it will create more birthing options. Reset takes a closer look at why licensure wasn’t previously available, and what impact this law may have on Illinois.

GUESTS: Lakieta Edwards, owner of Chicago Nurse Midwife

Becky Coolidge, certified professional midwife, member of the legislative committee of the Illinois Council of Certified Professional Midwives