Patricia Sutherland is a Certified Professional Midwife, CPM: A Certified Professional Midwife is a knowledgeable, professional and skilled independent midwifery practitioner who has met the standards for certification set forth by North American Registry of Midwives (NARM) and is qualified to provide the midwifery model of care. The CPM is the only midwifery credential that requires knowledge about and experience in ‘out-of- hospital’ settings. Patricia has been a CPM since 2018. She is also a Licensed Midwife, LM, in the state of Idaho, which means that she met all the requirements set forth by the state of Idaho and is in good standings within the state.

In the United States there are several pathways to midwifery education and training. Most pathways result in midwifery certification and qualify the candidate for licensing in her/his state or municipality. For more info on different kinds of midwives