Midwifery by Warehame Nurse Midwives
What Is a Certified Nurse Midwife?
A certified nurse-midwife is educated in the two disciplines of nursing and midwifery and cares for women and their infants during the childbirth years. To become certified, the nurse-midwife must complete a course of study in an accredited education program, pass a rigorous examination administered for the American College of Nurse-Midwives by the ACNM Certification Council, Inc., and meet state requirements.
Midwife means, “with woman”. The safe, personalized healthcare provided by a nurse-midwife requires a special skill and understanding of the unique physical, social, and spiritual needs of women. Nurse-midwifery focuses on wellness and consumer choice. Women are encouraged to make informed decisions about their healthcare. CNM's welcome your questions and take time to listen to you and talk with you. They can provide you with well-woman gynecological care, including breast exams, Pap smears, and family planning.
Why Use a Certified Nurse Midwife for your Care?
The American College of Nurse-Midwives describes their philosophy as “focused on the needs of the individual and family for physical care, emotional and social support and active involvement of significant others according to cultural values and personal preferences”. We instill this belief in our practice through using various comfort measures.
- Building a strong relationship with the mother throughout her pregnancy by having quality time together during each visit.
- Discussing in depth the mother's hopes and concerns for her pregnancy and delivery.
- Using various methods to ease the fear of childbirth for the mother.
- Designing a personal birthplan for the mother according to her wishes.
At the Wareham Nurse Midwives we believe in the Midwifery model and maintain a commitment to all our patients of offering professional, personal and the most innovative care. We are the specialists in woman's healthcare and strive to uphold the highest standards by law and the kindest approach to every woman.