Certified Nurse-Midwives (CNM) specialize in primary care for women and offer personalized care for pregnancy, labor and delivery and postpartum concerns. CNMs can assist with lactation and breastfeeding, infant care and aid in the healing process of the new mother. CNMs are experts in their field with extensive training in both nursing and midwifery. To become certified, candidates must receive a specialized education from an accredited program and pass an intensive certification exam to receive their CNM title. CNMs spend a great deal of time completing this competitive and challenging program, which includes classroom studies, as well as experience in the hospital and community.
For more information about our midwifery services, contact our Birth Concierge.
American College of Nurse-Midwives
The American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM) determines the standards of practice by which our hospital is held accountable. These guidelines, along with continuing education programs, help us remain steadfast in our commitment to serving our patients.
Comfortable, Personalized Delivery
For patients wanting a full-time labor and delivery coach, less traditional birthing method, specific medical advice or just the comfort of knowing an informed medical professional is at their side throughout the process - a midwife is an excellent option. CNMs counsel patients on specifics to help achieve personal goals. Many parents take great comfort in knowing that a medical professional is fully aware of the intimate details of their unique pregnancy and medical history.
Sometimes the postnatal period of pregnancy brings about new challenges. It can be difficult to know if a visit to the doctor's office is necessary, and frustrating when it was not. Some questions are personal and more comfortable when discussed with someone familiar. A midwife is an optimal choice for postnatal questions and concerns and can offer sound advice on home-care practices.
- Annual gynecologic exams
- Preconception counseling
- Primary care provider
- Postpartum care
- Family planning
- Prenatal care
- Cesarean care
- Menopause support
- Contraceptive counseling
- Full-time labor and delivery support
- Breastfeeding support
- Perimenopause care