Midwives are qualified health care providers that go through comprehensive training and examinations for certification. Certification is offered by the American College of Nurse Midwives (ACNM) and the North American Registry of Midwives (NARM).
Certified Nurse-Midwives (CNMs)
The practice of nurse-midwifery was established in the United States in the 1920s by such early leaders as Mary Breckenridge and Hattie Hemschemeyer; since then nurse-midwives have been recognized for their contributions to reducing infant and maternal mortality, premature births, and low birth weight rates. Their skills as primary care providers are evidenced by their low rates of infant mortality, cesarean birth, episiotomy, and use of epidural anesthesia and their high rates of success in vaginal birth after cesarean.
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- Monday - Thursday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm (every other Tuesday)
- Offices are located in Millersburg, Berlin, and Sugarcreek
Midwives Model of Care
- 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, and identify and refer women who require obstetrical attention.
Did You Know?...
- Nurse-midwifery practice is legal in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.
- Nurse-midwives can prescribe medication in 50 states and the District of Columbia.
- Nurse-midwives practice in homes, birth-centers, clinics, and hospitals.
- 33 states mandate private insurance reimbursement for nurse-midwifery services, and Medicaid reimbursement is mandatory in all states.
- In 2005, nurse-midwives attended 11.2% of all vaginal births in the United States.