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Certified nurse midwives deliver babies, provide care

Paige Scornavacchi, left, and Devon Swanson, certified nurse midwives with Butler Health System Women's Care Associates, stand in front of their sign on Monday. Cary Shaffer/Butler Eagle

When the word “midwife” is mentioned, many people think of an uncertified woman who delivers babies at a prospective mother’s home.

The three medical professionals in the Butler Health System who hold the title could not be further from that description.

Devon Swanson, certified nurse midwife at BHS Women’s Care Associates in the shadow of Butler Memorial Hospital, said she and the two other midwives at the health system were registered nurses before enrolling in classes to attain a master’s or doctoral degree in midwifery.

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