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What is a midwife?
Nurse Midwives (CNM) are advanced-practice registered nurses who have completed
a Graduate Degree in Midwifery and have passed a national licensing exam. In addition to being experts in pregnancy and
birth, they are also primary care providers who specialize in the health needs
of women throughout their lifespan.
Do midwives only
provide care to expectant mothers?
addition to attending births, midwives also provide reproductive care, annual
exams, basic nutritional counseling, write prescriptions, and provide patient
education. Midwives provide care that transcends all stages of life, from
adolescence through menopause and beyond.
Can I receive
midwifery care at the hospital?
vast majority of births attended by CNM’s are hospital births. Midwives are
independent healthcare providers who commonly work with a partner or within a
group practice of physicians and midwives to accommodate an on-call schedule to
care for women during labor and birth. Midwives at Southampton Hospital work
collaboratively with obstetricians and gynecologists to provide individualized
care for women.
Is care from a
midwife covered by insurance?
women are entitled to receive Midwifery Services through their insurance
programs, including Medicare and Medicaid. Call your insurance provider to
more information, please call 631-283-0918 or visit ourmomentoftruth.midwife.org