Certified Nurse-Midwives are registered nurses who have successfully completed a graduate degree program in nursing and attained an advanced practice nursing degree. They provide primary care for women throughout the lifespan with a special emphasis on maternal nursing. Certified nurse-midwives are competent to care for women through all semesters of pregnancies and to deliver their babies. They focus on women’s gynecological and reproductive issues and perform tests such as pap smears and breast exams. Certified Nurse-Midwives careers are on the rise since more women are choosing their services over traditional obstetricians for maternity care, according to American College of Nurse Midwives.