Benefits of Working with a Certified Nurse Midwife during Pregnancy and Childbirth

Quality OB/GYN care is crucial before and during childbirth. Dr. Wanda Torres applies innovative wellness tools to ensure optimal delivery outcomes. Read on and discover why more women are choosing a certified midwife to guide them through their journey to childbirth.

Develop a plan for successful delivery

A Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM) receives training in midwifery and additional education in nursing. Unlike informal midwives, they have vast knowledge and experience to offer quality childbirth care. They must have a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and a Master’s Degree in midwifery. CNM professionals receive their certification from The American College of Nurse-Midwives.

Therefore, CNM providers have the requisite skill to guide women when preparing for childbirth. They offer an array of services to ensure successful delivery. Services may include labor and delivery preparation and newborn and prenatal care.

A certified midwife is suitable for cases with a low risk of complications. Your CNM may refer you to a specialist if you have certain conditions.

Nonetheless, you can work with a certified professional to plan your delivery. CNM specialists prefer a holistic approach to childbirth. Certified midwives are ideal for women expecting to undergo a natural birth. 

Your midwife can develop a nutritional plan to boost your health. A balanced diet minimizes fatigue and the risk of anemia, problems common during pregnancy. It also ensures a healthy birthweight and optimal brain development at delivery.

Provide crucial guidance for first-time mothers

Pregnancy can be a tall order for first-time mothers. Uncertainties about the process often distress many women during their first pregnancy.

Working with a midwife during the process can ease distress. Your provider may recommend interventions for additional support if necessary.

For example, you may be referred to a group counseling program to share experiences with pregnant women. The process can help pregnant women understand emotional and psychological transformations during pregnancy.

Certified midwives can help you choose the best labor and delivery options. Appropriate exercises prepare the body for delivery and place the baby in the correct position. Physical activities like walking could minimize mental distress as you prepare for childbirth.

A midwife can explain the efficacy of birthing approaches like therapeutic showering. They are the best specialist to guide you on interventions to address anxiety, discomfort, and pain.

Moral support during delivery

Some women may work with the same provider from conception to childbirth. You can expect a midwife to be accessible throughout the process. Therefore, a familiar specialist can offer the moral support you need for a successful delivery.

Since certified midwives understand your childbirth journey, they can recognize your concerns during a challenging childbirth. Their knowledge of your physical and psychological health allows them to present delivery options. You can be confident that their pain-relief suggestions will be ideal for your case.

A certified midwife will continue working with you and your family after childbirth. Post-partum care may involve education and newborn care after assessing the baby’s health. You may be referred to a specialist for further counseling.

Contact Suncoast Women’s Care to book a consultation with our Certified Midwife Nurse today.