Our Nurse-Midwifery Services
We are happy to introduce you to our Nurse-Midwifery Services. Midwife means “with woman”. From the very beginning, women have helped one another give birth. Midwives are referred to in the book of Genesis the first midwives found in literature. Since then, midwifery has continued through the centuries and today is an internationally recognized profession with practitioners throughout the world. A Certified Nurse-Midwife (CNM) is a provider who provides normal gynecological, maternity and newborn care. A CNM must be an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner and must have completed an accredited graduate level program in midwifery. She must also pass a national certifying exam, which ensures that all CNM’s have the knowledge and skills necessary to safely practice nurse-midwifery.
CNM’s encourage women to take responsibility for their own health and to make lifestyle choices that will promote life-long good health. The CNM philosophy of care focuses on wellness and health promotion, the normality of childbirth and the importance of individualized care.
Nurse-midwives provide an atmosphere in which a woman and her family can choose the kind of birth experience they want. CNM’s welcome questions and take the time to listen, offering special skills and understanding of each woman’s unique needs. Women with normal pregnancies who choose midwives as their caregivers have healthy births with fewer medical interventions.