By Megan Corjulo, CNM | Midwife
The month of May is filled with celebration and renewed life. Amid blooming spring flowers and budding trees, we celebrate Mother’s Day and we begin to prepare our families and ourselves for an active, fun-filled summer. Yet, as a woman, before you can take care of others, you must first take care of yourself.
Now is a great time to take a “whole view” of yourself – your physical, emotional and spiritual needs – and commit to making positive changes that will enable you to continue to be the active nurturer that you are.
At CareMount Medical, our certified nurse-midwives can help you achieve optimal health and wellness by providing you with holistic, personalized care that is attuned to your unique and ever-evolving needs.
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, certified nurse-midwives provide a full range of women’s health services including annual check-ups, health screenings, family planning, obstetrical care, menopause and senior care.
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, certified nurse-midwives are 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 every-changing needs as you pass through the phases of womanhood.
Our goal is to provide you with holistic, patient-centered care.