Coronavirus, Pregnancy, and Breastfeeding: A Message for Patients from ACOG

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Why a Midwife?

Midwifery care offers unique benefits to women and their families. Our nurse-midwives believe that pregnancy and birth are normal, natural processes rather than medical events. Therefore, we know that for most women a low to no intervention pregnancy and birth will have the best outcomes. At City of Oaks Midwifery, you will receive care that is highly personalized, time intensive, and evidenced based.

About Midwives

A certified nurse-midwife is a licensed, independent healthcare provider that has completed a graduate-level midwifery education program and passed a national certification exam. Certified Nurse Midwives (CNMs) are considered advanced practice registered nurses, as they are educated in both advanced practice nursing and midwifery. Their qualifications are similar to that of nurse practitioners, but with further specialization that qualifies them to deliver babies.

Your midwife can:

  • Help with family planning and preconception care
  • Monitor you and your baby’s well-being throughout your pregnancy and after delivery
  • Conduct prenatal exams and routine tests
  • Help you determine your birth plan
  • Advise you on your diet, exercise, and medicines
  • Provide you with information about your pregnancy, childbirth, and newborn care
  • Provide practical and emotional support during labor
  • Deliver your baby
  • Provide you with referrals to doctors when needed

Benefits of Midwifery Care

Collaborative care between midwives and physicians has proven to overwhelmingly improve maternal-newborn outcomes. According to the American College of Nurse-Midwives, the benefits of receiving midwifery care include:

  • Decreased risk of needing a cesarean
  • Reduced rates of labor induction and augmentation
  • Reduced use of regional anesthesia
  • Decreased infant mortality rates
  • Decreased risk of preterm birth
  • Decreased third and fourth degree perineal tears
  • Lower costs for both clients and insurers
  • Increased chances of having a positive start to
  • breastfeeding
  • Increased satisfaction with quality of care

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