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Your birth.
Your baby.
Your way.

“If women lose the right to say where and how they birth their children, then they will have lost something that's as dear to life as breathing.”
― Ami McKay, The Birth House


Why choose a midwife?

Midwives are trained professionals.

Midwives are the traditional care providers for mothers and infants with expertise and skills in supporting women to maintain healthy pregnancies and have optimal births and recoveries during the postpartum period. Midwives provide women with individualized care uniquely suited to their physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, and cultural needs.

Midwifery is a woman-centered empowering model of maternity care that is used in countries with the best maternal and infant outcomes such as the Netherlands, United Kingdom, and Canada. As midwives, our first and foremost mission is to serve the women and children of our communities.

Planned out-of-hospital birth with a skilled midwife is proven safe for healthy, low-risk pregnancies. Midwives in South Carolina are licensed by the Department of Health. Licensed Midwives have an outstanding record of quality maternity care.

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What is PALM?

Palmetto Association of Licensed Midwives

Palmetto Association of Licensed Midwives (PALM) is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization.


Our mission is to serve as a resource of midwifery education and as advocates for the consumer through public education and other mechanisms.


Our goal is to promote the specialty of midwifery, work toward continued integration of midwifery in the healthcare system, and uphold standards of excellence for midwifery practice through continued education of our members.


Our passion is to educate women, families, and the medical community on the beauty of birth and the inherent strength in women.

Our desire is to provide a networking structure to identify and address professional midwifery issues and to promote and improve the business conditions for midwives within the healthcare system.


Contact Us

Mothers: contact us today with any inquiries, comments, or concerns. You can also browse our Midwife Directory to find a midwife who serves in your local community.


Midwives: contact us to learn more about PALM membership and how you can be a part of making South Carolina a safer place to give birth. You can also visit our PALM Membership page for more information or to request to join PALM.

Media: feel free to use the form or email us directly at the address below for information on current legislation, events, and more.

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