Nurse-Midwifery at St Joseph’s – for a powerful birth & beyond
St Joseph’s Medical Group provides integrated Nurse Midwifery care
as part of our comprehensive reproductive health services.
What is a Certified Nurse Midwife?
CNMs are advanced practice nurses trained to provide comprehensive care
during pregnancy, birth, postpartum and breastfeeding. After your pregnancy,
CNMs can help you with your family planning needs, wellness visits, and
provide care for gynecological concerns.
The Midwifery Difference
Nurse-midwives offer a holistic approach to pregnancy and birth. We recognize
pregnancy and birth are a powerful and transformative stage in your life.
We partner with you in this process and support you to make informed,
empowered choices for your health. We believe in your body’s ability
to birth your baby safely, but if the need arises, our CNMs work together
with our physician colleagues to provide safe and satisfying care.
Studies show that families who are attended by Nurse Midwives have fewer
cesarean sections, labor inductions, medical and surgical interventions,
and preterm deliveries. Midwifery care also leads to increased rates of
breastfeeding, earlier detection of post-partum depression & anxiety,
and increased rates of positive birth experiences.
- Prenatal Care
- Hospital Birth
- Lactation support
- Pap smears & wellness promotion
- Family Planning
- Infection Screening
- Conception planning & fertility
- Menopause care
The Best of Both Worlds
At St Joseph’s, women can enjoy the best of both the medical and
midwifery model. Women can experience a normal healthy pregnancy and birth
process with medical support close at hand.