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Nurse midwives are advanced-practice providers with specialized training, education and certification in women's health. They are an integral part of the Obstetrics and Gynecology team.
Nurse midwives care for women from early adolescence through the onset of menopause, including prenatal care. Just like physicians, they are qualified to prescribe and administer medications as independent, licensed practitioners. Midwifery care focuses on providing holistic, evidence-based medicine and encouraging women to make informed decisions about their health care.
Nurse midwives specialize in:
- Birth control, including IUD and Nexplanon insertion
- Breast care
- Breastfeeding assistance
- Gynecological preventive exams
- Labor and delivery at the Family BirthPlace
- Postpartum care
- Preconception counseling
- Prenatal care
- Vaginal and sexual health
Services may vary by location.
See the Obstetrics and Gynecology page for more details about services.
Nurse midwives provide preconception, maternity and postpartum care for women who are considered at low risk for complications. They focus on the importance of patient participation, patient and family education, and commitment to low intervention and highly supportive care. They offer patients a wide range of pain management options, including epidurals, and they work collaboratively with physicians as needed to bring you a safe and satisfying birth experience.
Watch this video to learn more about how nurse midwives care for women from early adolescence through the onset of menopause: