Northwest Hospital’s team of experienced certified nurse-midwives gives mothers-to-be an additional birthing option. Together, they have delivered thousands of babies and have guided families through the life-changing experience of pregnancy and birth.
Midwives are healthcare professionals who specialize in assisting normal, uncomplicated births. Certified nurse-midwives (CNM) have a bachelor’s degree in nursing and a master’s degree in nurse-midwifery.
Our midwives approach birth as a holistic journey, collaborating with each woman to create a personalized birth plan in keeping with individual values, cultural preferences and medical considerations. They also specialize in patient education and will be there throughout your pregnancy and birth to help you make the choices that work best for you and your family.
The midwives typically refer women with health problems or higher-risk pregnancies to obstetricians before their births. If complex problems arise during births they are attending, the hospital’s obstetricians, neonatologists and obstetric anesthesiologists are available around the clock to partner with them in your care if necessary.
Part of helping you create the best possible pregnancy and birth experience is having a midwife available whenever you need them. If you have any questions or concerns, visit
Same-day appointments can be arranged if your need is urgent. A skilled staff member will answer your call and assist you, or will page the midwife on-call for you if it’s after hours.
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