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Obstetrics & Gynecology



What is a Certified Nurse Midwife?

Many people think midwives just deliver babies, but certified nurse-midwives are trained to do so much more. Certified nurse-midwives are advanced practitioners with specialized education in women’s health care and midwifery. Certified nurse-midwives are trained to offer comprehensive gynecological care to women through every phase of their lives, beginning at puberty and continuing well beyond menopause. We recognize and tailor our care to the needs of all based on age, race, sexuality and ethnicity.

What do Certified Nurse-Midwives do at CareMount Medical?

At CareMount Medical, our midwifery department provides a full range of women’s health services including annual check-ups, health screenings, family planning, obstetrical care, menopause and senior care. Midwives function as primary healthcare providers, often working with women who are considered relatively healthy and at low risk. They provide a full range of women’s health services. These include prenatal care, annual physicals, lab testing, gynecological exams, STD testing/education, and management of chronic diseases. Our midwives follow women through conception, pregnancy, delivery, and post-partum care. Midwives also offer care to women during peri and post-menopause years.

For women who are having a low-risk, healthy pregnancy, our certified nurse-midwives provide compassionate care that considers women’s birthing goals, medical needs and personal preferences to help them achieve a satisfying and healthy pregnancy and delivery. We help women prepare their bodies for motherhood, and once pregnant, we help manage any risk factors, make healthy choices, and closely monitor the baby’s development. We help women develop a birth plan that accommodates their personal wishes and preferences during labor, delivery and recovery, including requests for pain relief.

Most importantly, a certified nurse midwife is  trained to recognize an urgent medical situation. Through CareMount Medical’s collaborative referral system, we have immediate access to our OB/GYNs and physician specialists to address any unexpected or emerging medical needs.

Every stage of a woman’s life, from adolescence to the childbearing years, menopause and beyond, has its own unique health concerns and challenges. As certified nurse-midwives, our goal is to partner with you through the phases of your life and to really get to know you by listening to your questions and concerns with compassion and sensitivity, and respecting your personal preferences and values. To that end, we offer counseling, guidance and educational information to help you adapt and cope with your ever-changing needs as you pass through the phases of womanhood. 

Midwives follow a code called “The Midwives Model of Care,” which is based on the perspective that pregnancy and birth are normal life processes. This model includes:
  • Monitoring the physical, psychological, and social well-being of the mother throughout the childbearing cycle
  • Providing the mother with individualized education, counseling, and prenatal care, continuous hands-on assistance during labor and delivery, and postpartum support
  • Minimizing technological interventions
  • Identifying and referring women who require further medical attention

The bottom line…we’re here to support you, whatever your unique needs may be!

Our goal is to provide you with holistic, patient-centered care.