Certified nurse-midwives are ready to help you throughout your pregnancy, labor and delivery, and with your women’s health care needs.
About Certified Nurse Midwife
As part of our women’s health services, our goal is to support you throughout pregnancy, labor and delivery in a caring environment with strict safety precautions in place. Our certified nurse-midwives deliver compassionate, personalized care to women of all ages - from pregnancy through menopause. We provide the flexibility of midwifery care with the safety and security of a hospital birth.
A birth experience that’s right for you
We understand that choosing the right care team for the delivery of your child is an important decision. Our certified nurse-midwives at our birthing centers start by listening to you, to get to know you. Then, we deliver one-on-one care during pregnancy, labor and delivery, including:
- Woman-centered care
- Emotional support
- Birthing options without epidural, including birthing balls and squat bars
- Breastfeeding education
- Postpartum care
If you prefer midwifery care, our certified nurse-midwives can work closely with your primary care doctor. If additional care is needed during pregnancy or birth, OB-GYNs and other specialists are on-site at our women’s hospitals and birthing centers. Our maternity services include advanced care for high-risk pregnancies with access to specialists for mother and baby. Using a nurse-midwife may not be an option in high-risk pregnancies.
Holistic approach to women’s health services
Certified nurse-midwives also provide primary care to women, including:
- Annual female exams
- Family planning
- Pelvic and breast exam
- Menopause symptom management
- Teen education about body processes
- Well-woman care for minor gynecologic infections and sexually transmitted infections
Educating women about their health options
Our certified nurse-midwives focus on educating you and answering your questions about your health and the changes in your body as you age. We listen to understand your needs. Then, we deliver care that is right for you.
A certified nurse-midwife (CNM) is a board-certified nurse practitioner. A CNM can diagnose and treat women’s health conditions and prescribe medications. Our certified nurse-midwives collaborate with our Ascension OB-GYNs should a patient require consultation or transfer of care.