Midwifery


Congratulations, you're pregnant!
Let the decision-making begin. Choosing a health care provider who works in conjunction with midwifes to care for you and your baby during your pregnancy is one of the biggest decisions you'll make.

Midwifery enhances the quality of care for childbearing women and their families by focusing on the psychological aspects of how the mother-to-be feels about her pregnancy and the actual birth experience.

Certified Nurse-Midwives are educated in both nursing and midwifery and provide gynecological and midwifery care of relatively healthy women.

Our midwives are certified nurse-midwives (CNMs) who:
  • Have at least a bachelor's degree and may have a master's or doctoral 
    degree 
  • Have completed both nursing and midwifery training 
  • Have passed national and state licensing exams to become certified 
  • Are licensed in the State of Florida

Our midwives spend a lot of time during prenatal visits addressing a woman's individual concerns and needs, and will stay with her as much as possible throughout labor. They sometimes encourage physical positioning during labor such as walking around, showering, rocking, or leaning on birthing balls — recommendations that aren't usually associated with practices without the benefit of midwifery service.

Certified nurse-midwives, like doctors, will use some medical interventions, such as electronic fetal monitoring, labor-inducing drugs, pain medications, epidurals, and episiotomies, if the need arises.

In this practice you can receive the benefits of midwifery care from a nurse-midwife in collaboration with a physician. They work closely with the obstetrician, who provide consultation and assistance to patients in order to prevent and neutralize any complications.