Midwife Services

TRICARE covers midwife services provided by a Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM). The CNM must be:

  • Certified by the American Midwifery Certification Board.
  • State licensed (when state requires it).

You may get midwife services from a registered nurse who isn’t a CNM if you have a physician's referral and supervision.

TRICARE doesn't cover midwife services by a lay midwife, Certified Professional Midwife (CPM) or Certified Midwife (CM).

Do you live overseas? Home births aren’t usually covered. Contact the overseas contractor to see if it’s an option.

See also: Maternity Care


This list of covered services is not all inclusive. TRICARE covers services that are medically necessaryTo be medically necessary means it is appropriate, reasonable, and adequate for your condition. and considered proven. There are special rules or limits on certain services, and some services are excluded.

Last Updated 3/20/2022