What does Midwifery Care include?
- Prenatal care from the first sign of pregnancy
- Regular office visits and check-ups
- Optional screenings to address individual medical issues
- Personalized labor/delivery experience
- Post-partum check-ups for mom and baby
- Treatment for post-partum depression and family planning available
- Lactation/nursing consulting available upon request
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What is a Certified Nurse Midwife?
A certified nurse midwife (CNM) is educated and skillfully trained in both nursing and midwifery. CNMs offer primary health care for women providing well-woman care, reproductive and gynecologic health care, family planning and preconception care, prenatal care, childbirth and postpartum care as well as newborn care. To become a CNM, a registered nurse must earn a master’s degree from a school accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education. After completing graduate school, the candidate must pass a national certification exam administered by the American Midwifery Certification Board. The CNM must recertify every five years and meet continuing education requirements in order to maintain CNM credentialing.
Philosophy of Care
The midwifery model of care emphasizes health promotion, disease prevention and patient education. A CNM believes every woman deserves fair, ethical and accessible care which promotes her dignity and health status. CNMs respect and appreciate the individuality of each women and believe they should be active participants in all aspects of their health care. Click here to learn more about Certified Nurse Midwives from the American College of Nurse Midwives.