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Midwife


Midwives are best known for delivering babies, but they also offer reproductive health services and serve as primary care providers. The midwives at Oakland Macomb Obstetrics & Gynecology, P.C., believe in holistic care and creating an atmosphere that feels like home even if you’re in the hospital ready to deliver. If you would like to get your gynecologic and/or obstetrics care from a midwife, call the office in Rochester Hills or Troy, Michigan, or book an appointment online.

Oakland Macomb Obstetrics & Gynecology, P.C.

Obstetrics & Gynecology and Breast Health Specialist located in Rochester Hills, MI and Troy, MI

Midwife Q & A

What is a midwife?

A certified nurse-midwife (CNM) is a nurse who has a master’s degree in midwifery. Midwives complete extensive training with a specialization in pregnancy, childbirth, and postpartum care. However, they’re fully qualified to provide gynecologic care and serve as primary health care providers in hospitals, medical clinics, birth centers, and homes.

What services can I receive from a midwife?

You can choose to receive most of your gynecologic and obstetric care from the midwives at Oakland Macomb Obstetrics & Gynecology, P.C. 

Midwives provide comprehensive care, including:

  • Well-woman exams
  • Routine pelvic and breast exams
  • Preconception counseling
  • Pap tests
  • Birth control
  • Treatment of gynecological disorders
  • Prenatal care
  • Delivery and postpartum care
  • Childbirth education
  • Breastfeeding education
  • Nutritional counseling

Midwives can also prescribe medications, create treatment plans, and perform diagnostic procedures.

What are the advantages of getting my care from a midwife?

All the midwives at Oakland Macomb Obstetrics & Gynecology, P.C., work as a team. They deeply care about each patient and provide personalized care. 

They encourage you to take an active role in your health, participate in treatment decisions, and learn how to prevent disease. Midwives pay extra attention to the whole person and serve as your advocate. 

When you choose a midwife for your prenatal care and delivery, they become your guide through the amazing experience of pregnancy. They help you create a birth plan that meets your goals and fully support that plan.

Midwives support the diverse emotional and physical changes women face during their prenatal care. Many women who want natural childbirth feel more comfortable with a midwife who provides their health care while striving to minimize unnecessary medical interventions.

Women also have the security of knowing that the midwives at Oakland Macomb Obstetrics & Gynecology, P.C., have immediate access to experienced, high-risk pregnancy specialists. If you have a high-risk pregnancy, you can continue receiving care from your midwife while getting advanced medical support.

The bottom line is that the midwives at Oakland Macomb Obstetrics & Gynecology, P.C., provide a level of holistic care that you won’t find at most OB/GYN practices.

To meet with a midwife, call Oakland Macomb Obstetrics & Gynecology, P.C., or schedule an appointment online today.