Crittenton Hospital Medical Center is now midwifery friendly. Our first midwifery deliveries will arrive in early January 2013. If you are an expectant mother seeking a natural birth experience with a lower risk of technology use, then midwifery services may be for you.
From Pregnancy to Nursery
Nurse-midwives are registered nurses whose extra education equips them to deliver babies. They provide care for you and your child through pregnancy, birth, and the postpartum period. Nurse-midwives offer complete care to low-risk mothers. This includes:
- Prenatal visits
- Prescription medicine
- Attendance at vaginal births
- Counseling for infant feeding
When necessary, nurse-midwives seek a doctor’s consultation. Nurse-midwives are usually employed by a hospital or doctors’ practice. Most of the births nurse-midwives attend take place in hospitals and birthing centers.
“I am so excited that Crittenton Hospital Medical Center now has midwifery services available for those families that are seeking a natural birth experience,” says Cambi Hempstead, Director of Women and Children’s Services. “This is a wonderful option for families that would like little intervention with their pregnancy and birth. The best part about having a hospital midwifery delivery is that all the technology is available, just in case you should need it. It is wonderful peace of mind for parents. It is the perfect blend for the ideal birth experience.”
Successful, Low-Tech Pregnancies
A nurse-midwife may be a good choice if you prefer to limit medical tests and procedures. Women under the care of nurse-midwives are less likely to have a cesarean section. They also are less likely to have induced labor or an episiotomy. More and more expectant mothers are choosing nurse-midwives with positive results.
“It is a pleasure to offer the option of a midwife to our patients. I have seen the trend of expecting moms wanting a less interventional pregnancy experience, and the addition of midwives to our practice meets those needs. Patients are our customers and we strive to safely offer them the options they desire.” –Jonathan Zaidan, MD
Interested in Having a Nurse-Midwife?
If you are looking for a natural birth experience with the safety of having all the technology readily available then please click here or call Crittenton’s Physician Referral Service at (248) 652-5418.