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.
Oakland County, Michigan (PRWEB) March 26, 2013
The practice of seeking a natural birth experience with less use of technology is becoming increasing popular and many local hospitals are taking notice. Crittenton Hospital Medical Center, for example, offers a Midwifery program for expectant mothers in Oakland County and Metro Detroit, MI.
Midwifery From Pregnancy to Nursery
Nurse-midwives are registered nurses whose extra education equips them to deliver babies. Midwives 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
Tracie Achrem and Chris Borowski are Certified Nurse Midwives at Women's Excellence in Midwifery and they are pleased to provide the personalized prenatal and labor and delivery care experience that pregnant women are looking for. "We are given the opportunity to get to know our clients very well, we can discuss any concerns they may have as well as what they would like to happen during their labor and birth," says Borowski. The advantage of having a provider that pregnant mother knows and trusts available during her labor is priceless. The Nurse Midwife keeps the pregnant mother informed about what’s happening during the pregnancy, what to expect in labor, and employs natural pain relief methods to help the laboring mother cope with contractions, and yes, an epidural is still an option even with a midwife delivery.
Founded by Dr. Jonathan Zaidan, Women's Excellence in Midwifery is focused on providing a personalized approach to women's health and pregnancy with one-on-one, family-based care. The CNMs of Women's Excellence in Midwifery offer a holistic approach in the natural process of birth and minimize unnecessary interventions. Tracie Achrem and Chris Borowski are educated specialists in the "art" of normal labor and birth and view pregnancy as one of the most important events in a woman's life. The CNMs of Women's Excellence in Midwifery deliver at Crittenton Hospital in Rochester, MI. Visit them at http://www.centerofmidwifery.com.
Interested in Having a Nurse-Midwife in Oakland County and Metro Detroit, Michigan?
If you are looking for a natural birth experience with the safety of having all the technology readily available, then please call Crittenton’s Physician Referral Service at (248) 652-5418.