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Midwives in Newport News, VA
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What is a Midwife?
There are a few different types of midwives. Tidewater Midwifery Care is made up of certified nurse-midwifes (CNMs). CNMs are advanced practice nurses who have received at least a master's degree in Midwifery, passed a national exam and exhibit continued education and proficiency in women's health. They are licensed and highly regulated healthcare providers for women. Our CNMs manage healthy women throughout the prenatal, labor, birth and postpartum periods. While they are experts in normal pregnancies, they also provide well woman care for women from teens through menopause. This care includes yearly gynecological exams, annual health screenings, family planning, contraception, adolescent health, menopause support and diagnosis and treatment of common gynecological concerns. While CNMs can practice in a variety of settings, our CNMs see patients in the clinic and attend births at Mary Immaculate Hospital.
What Does Midwifery Care Look Like?
Midwife literally means "with woman". That said, midwifery is a woman-centered care model, which provides individually tailored healthcare to each unique woman throughout her lifespan. Our CNMs strongly believe in empowering women to be leaders in their healthcare, and to make sound decisions for their health, pregnancies and families. Midwives value communication, relationships and shared decision-making with the women they serve, and other healthcare providers. Midwifery views pregnancy, labor and birth not as an illness, but as a normal life process. In providing education and close monitoring, CNMs believe that most women will have normal healthy pregnancies and births. We emphasize low interventions in the presence of health, but are able to make rapid referrals, if concerns arise. We have close collaborative relationships with physicians and healthcare team members. Our goal is always a good outcome for women and their babies, which means the strengths of various healthcare providers may be utilized in your care. Please visit www.ourmomentoftruth.com for more information on midwifery!
Services Our Midwives Provide:
Annual Gynecological Exams, Pap Smears and Screenings
Diagnosis and Treatment of Common Gynecological Concerns
Family Planning and Contraception
Sexually Transmitted Infection Diagnosis and Treatment
Order Diagnostic Tests
Hospital Admission and Discharges
Fertility Awareness and Infertility Screenings
Education and Prevention
Management of Low-Risk Pregnancies and Co-Management of Higher Risk Pregnancies
Prenatal Care and Exams
Referrals to Physicians and Healthcare Team Members