Midwifery at Richmond OB-GYN
A midwife is a trained medical professional who cares for an expectant mother before, during and after the birthing process. Midwives favor watchful waiting and a noninterventional approach to pregnancy, while also using technology and interventions as appropriate. The result is a natural, holistic approach to pregnancy care that many women find to be a refreshing alternative to traditional OB-GYN approaches.
According to date from The American College of Nurse-Midwives, women who choose Certified Nurse-Midwives (CNMs) to assist with their pregnancy experience:
- Lower c-section rates
- Higher breast-feeding rates
- Lower labor-induction rates
- Complete prenatal and postpartum care for women with low-risk pregnancies
- Lactation and breastfeeding consulting
- Menopausal care, including hormone replacement therapy
- Well-woman annual exams
Always caring, collaborative and compassionate, our certified nurse midwives are registered nurses with master’s degrees, post-master’s training and board certification by the American College of Nurse-Midwives, dedicated to a natural approach to childbirth.
Midwifery at Richmond OB-GYN is a fully integrated practice, with certified nurse-midwives (CNMs) working together with obstetricians to share insights and expertise. Plus, midwives participate with insurance carriers in the same way other health care professionals do, and their services are generally covered no differently.