What does a midwife do?
- Posted on: Aug 30 2020
The birth of your baby is a treasured, important, and pivotal experience for many women. During this time, women may choose to have a professional with them to assist with pain relief techniques and to keep a patient relaxed throughout labor. By speaking to our team at Columbus Women’s Care about the benefits of a midwife, you can start the process of determining if a midwife is right for you.
What services do midwives provide?
In most cases, women decide to have a midwife with them during the birth of their baby. However, this is not where their job ends. Midwives can also help women throughout their life with a wide range of gynecological health concerns. They encourage general health check-ups and regular physical examinations, and can help prior to or after one’s pregnancy. Some midwives also assist with treatment or management of sexually transmitted diseases. As you can see, the midwife helps in many areas of a woman’s reproductive life outside of just the birth of their baby!
What certification do midwives have?
At Columbus Women’s Care, we have three nurse midwives who can assist patients of the practice, including Mica McCord, Carol Thomas, and Patricia Baumann. Our midwives are trained and registered nurses who obtained additional, more advanced training to become more effective and experienced professionals in the area of midwifery. Our nurse midwives can be utilized by our patients to help before, during, and after pregnancy. Due to the nature of a midwife’s job, they are readily available and on-call for when women go into labor, and can help with private deliveries as prepared in one’s birthing plan.
Find out more about the assistance of a midwife for your birthing experience
Patients of the Canal Winchester, OH area who are interested in discussing with a doctor the benefits of integrating a midwife into their birthing plan are welcome to book a consultation visit at Columbus Women’s Care by calling (614) 755-4200. Our professionals work directly with patients to help them determine the need or desire for a midwife to be present and assisting during the birth of their babies.
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