A Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM) is an advanced practice registered nurse with specialized training in women’s health with a concentration in pregnancy, labor, birth, and care after birth. Midwives recognize the importance of women’s health in the well-being of families and communities. Midwives are passionate about you and your baby’s care.
Our Approach to Midwife Services
Midwives provide gynecologic and obstetric care for women from puberty through to menopause, including well-woman gynecologic care, family planning consultations, contraception, as well as prenatal, pregnancy, and birthing care. Midwives support natural birth experiences and are trained to administer pharmacologic pain management if a patient wishes to have it.
Services provided include the following:
- Attending births
- Assist with cesarean birth
- Prescriptive authority
- Preconception counseling
- Supporting mothers in labor
- Well-woman care across lifespan
Women choose a midwife for many reasons. One major reason you might consider a midwife is if you want your childbirth to be as natural as possible. Another is if you want the emotional, practical, and social support that midwives provide.
Midwives can be just one vital part of your pregnancy team. They work with an OB-GYN who will provide counsel as needed. They may also team up with another midwife or doula to help with your labor and delivery.
Certified Nurse Midwives use the Hallmarks of Midwifery, as developed by the American College of Nurse Midwives, to guide their care and make sure they provide you with all you need to have a successful birth.