Midwives have helped women bring their new babies into the world for hundreds of years. And today, to create a more natural childbirth experience, a growing number of moms-to-be are choosing to have a midwife assist them with labor and delivery. At Mercy Birthing Center Midwifery Care, our certified nurse midwives (CNM) provide expert, woman-to-woman care for expectant mothers through labor and delivery in a safe, home-like environment.
Mercy’s CNMs are certified by the American Midwifery Certification Board (AMCB). They are licensed health care practitioners who hold advanced degrees, have passed a rigorous national certification exam and have met requirements established by state health agencies.
Our midwives can help you develop your birth plan, understand and select pain management options, and assist with any type of delivery. In addition, they provide many of the same services as OB/GYNs, including prenatal, postpartum and newborn care and education.
Should you need additional medical care, your midwife will work closely with your Mercy OB/GYN. In the rare event of a complication or emergency during labor or delivery, your midwife will accompany you our standard labor and birth suites.
For many women, Mercy’s midwives represent the best of both worlds: a natural, home-like childbirth in a medically safe, low-risk setting. It is our privilege to share this experience with you.