Offering Women an Added Dimension of Care
Having your baby delivered by a nurse-midwife at Saint Joseph Hospital involves more than just the delivery. A nurse-midwife is there to support and care for women, their partners and families from the early stages of pregnancy, through labor and delivery and into the first phase of post-natal care. Nurse-midwives are highly trained, multi-skilled healthcare professionals. With special training in women's health, she offers those in childbearing years a safe, sensitive and very personal alternative.
Our certified nurse-midwife practice provides a "customized birth plan" and supports YOUR delivery choices. If a baby is in your future, chances are you are already thinking about the birth experience. Choosing a nurse-midwife for your prenatal care and delivery is one way to assure this time is memorable for all the right reasons.
Meet the nurse-midwives that are currently on our staff.
Qualified and Caring
All of the nurse-midwives in our practice hold master's degrees in nursing and a special certification in nurse-midwifery. While we independently manage the care of our healthy patients, we have 24-hour access to physicians board-certified in obstetrics and gynecology. Unless serious complications arise, a woman can expect to have all her prenatal and postnatal care needs met by our team of nurse-midwives.
Our practice philosophy is one of education and support for women. Our focus is on wellness and consumer choice. Nurse-midwives do not make decisions for women but are there to provide the right support and information so that women can make their own informed choices about the care they receive before, during and after pregnancy and labor.
The Exempla Certified Nurse-Midwives offer the following services:
- Complete prenatal and delivery services
- Annual exams and pap smears
- Dedicated physician consultants
- Nutritional counseling
- Centering PregnancyTM Care
- Postpartum care
- Referral to community resources
- Spanish speaking nurse-midwives
For more information read our Exempla's Certified Nurse-Midwives FAQ page or to make an appointment call 303.318.2620.