About 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 lactation support. The midwifery program at Auburn OB-Gyn and Midwifery is extraordinary in that we provide 24/7 CNM coverage for our clients, strive to create personalized care plans with each family, and provide outstanding birth care at both Parkview DeKalb Hospital and Auburn Birthing Center.

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