What Are the Benefits of Having a Certified Nurse-Midwife Assist in Your Pregnancy?

Posted June 01, 2021 in Certified Nurse-Midwife, Pregnancy

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Pregnancy can be a difficult and confusing time, especially if this is your first child. 

A woman faces many difficult decisions during this time, some of which may affect the health of their unborn child and themselves. One particular prenatal decision is whether or not to enlist the service of a certified nurse-midwife (CNM). 

So, what are the benefits of having a CNM care for you during your pregnancy? 

Read on to better understand what role a CNM plays and whether one is right for you.

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What Does a Certified Nurse-Midwife Even Do? 

A certified nurse-midwife is a specialized medical practitioner who has dedicated their career to the care of pregnant women from conception to labor. A CNM must have both the medical background of a registered nurse and additional certification in midwifery. 

A CNM offers gynecological, prenatal, and post-natal care.

CNMs provide medical care to pregnant women, their partners, and their newborns. This type of care includes (but is not limited to) general health care, gynecological care, and care before, during, and after pregnancy. 

Another important role a CNM plays is that of a birthing and parenting coach. This includes teaching new parents about the experience of giving birth and the work that comes after it.

Will I Still Need Other Care?

A CNM is capable of being a women’s only health care provider during her pregnancy. They are trained to handle any medical issues or complications that may develop during and after labor, including any issues with the child after their birth. CNMs also work with physicians when in the hospital, providing support during emergency procedures,  such as caesarian births.

There are many benefits to having a CNM as part of your birth plan. 

As a medical practitioner specializing in childbirth, a CNM can provide health care throughout the entire birthing process. 

A certified nurse-midwife provides care from conception through labor, delivery, and post-partum. Their experience in the field provides excellent relationships with doctors, obstetricians, gynecologists, and the birthing teams at your local hospital. 

A CNM can also provide gynecological exams, provide necessary prescriptions, care during labor, delivery, and after-care, including advice to new moms and consultation about contraception.

Interested in Having a CNM Care for You During Your Pregnancy?

Having a baby can be overwhelming for a woman. That’s why the team at Women’s OB/GYN Medical Center Santa Rosa is here to help. Our team of medical professionals can answer all your questions to help you find the right care for you and your baby. Call us today at (707) 575-1626 to make an appointment.