About Nurse-Midwives

 

Michelle Hileman, Kori Engdahl, and Stephanie VanderHorst are the three certified nurse-midwives (CNMs) affiliated with Auburn Birthing Center.

 

About Certified Nurse-Midwives

While many may believe the care of a “midwife” is old-fashioned, it is actually one of the most sought after and progressive options we provide at Auburn OB-Gyn and Midwifery. Certified nurse-midwives (CNMs) are registered nurses who have attained a Master’s degree from an accredited university and specialized certification from the American Midwifery Certification Board. Most CNMs are also members of the American College of Nurse-Midwives and are licensed to practice and write prescriptions in each state. CNMs are covered under most health insurance plans, carry malpractice insurance, and are affiliated with a physician to consult and collaborate with as needed. For a consumer, these are the essential traits that distinguish CNMs from other health care professionals and midwives who are not CNMs.

Contemporary CNMs offer a comprehensive range of services including counseling (e.g. teen health, preconception), gynecologic care (e.g. pap smears, breast exams, mammograms, infection testing), contraceptive options (e.g. hormonal and non-hormonal, short and long term), and individualized obstetrical care and breastfeeding support. The midwifery program at Auburn OB-Gyn and Midwifery is extraordinary in that each CNM provides 24/7 coverage for her clients, strives to create personalized care plans with each family, and provides outstanding birth care at both DeKalb Health and Auburn Birthing Center.

For more information on CNMs and midwifery philosophy of care, visit OurMomentofTruth.com.