Midwifery

The History
obgyn_imageThe term “midwife” comes from the Old English phrase meaning “with woman.”

Midwifery in the U.S. began with a woman named Mary Breckenridge, who was determined to provide health care to people living in the remote Appalachian Mountain region. While on a trip to Europe, she was so impressed with the skill and care European nurse-midwives provided their patients that she brought several British nurse-midwives to America and established the Frontier Nursing Service.

Certified Nurse-Midwives (CNMs)

CNMs are trained as both nurses and midwives. Our Nurse Midwives are licensed to practice by the state after completing a 3 to 4 year bachelor level degree in nursing or midwifery, and passing a national certification exam from the American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM).

The main function of a midwife is to provide support and care to women during Labor and Delivery. However, midwives today don’t just attend births; Promised Land Women’s Center midwives also offer many types of gynecologic care such as:

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  • Health Education and Counseling
  • Preconception Planning
  • Gynecologic Exams
  • Guidance with Breast Feeding
  • Mothers who experience our midwifery services are well pleased with the care they receive and close “Family-Like” bond they enjoy with our providers. Our patients’ are our family and we enjoy being a partner during their birthing and wellness experience.

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