MHC Certified Nurse-Midwifes
Midwives are experts in normal pregnancy and childbirth. We value pregnancy and childbirth as normal life processes, but are trained to intervene if problems arise. Midwives focus on what is important to each woman and her family in order to provide personalized, evidence-based, safe care. They can prescribe medications, order and interpret labs, and care for women in a variety of healthcare settings, including hospitals.
What Can an MHC Healthcare Nurse-Midwife Do for Me?
Labor and birth care at Northwest Medical Center
Well woman care (annual exams)
Family planning and full range of birth control
Preconception and fertility counseling
Pap smears, cancer screening & mammogram referrals
Sexually transmitted infection screening and treatment
Sexual health management
Order laboratory and diagnostic tests
Partners in Your Prenatal Care
The relationship between CNM and each women is an equal partnership. Every pregnancy is unique, and we strive to provide individualized care. We encourage you to be an informed, active decision-maker in your care.
Deliver in a State-of-the-Art Women’s Center
Our CNMs attend births at The Women’s Center at Northwest Medical Center, a state of the art facility with an excellent nursing staff and beautiful newly renovated private suites. You will have a “Golden Hour” which promotes bonding between you and your newborn immediately after birth. Your newborn will “room in” with you for your entire stay allowing you to actively participate in your baby’s care. Should a higher level of care be needed for a fragile baby a Level 2 Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) with specialized neonatal healthcare staff is available. You will have the opportunity to meet with all the midwives in our practice during your pregnancy. You can rest assured that the midwife who will be with you during your labor and birth is a familiar face.
Full Range of Pain Management Options
Under your midwife’s care you will have access to a full spectrum of pain management options during labor. You can choose to labor without pain medication, but an epidural is always an option!
Access to Everything You Need
Sometimes unexpected complications arise in pregnancy and childbirth. As a MHC patient, your team will not only include midwives, but also obstetricians. Your midwives and obstetricians work together closely 24/7 to ensure you are able to get the appropriate level of care needed both during your pregnancy and birth. Your MHC healthcare team offers a wide range of services for pregnant patients including dental, WIC, pharmacy, and behavioral health.