Certified nurse-midwives, or CNMs, are licensed health care practitioners educated in the two disciplines of nursing and midwifery. Most were nurses first, and then went back for a master’s degree in nurse-midwifery. CNMs provide primary care to women of childbearing age, including prenatal care, labor and delivery care, care after birth, gynecological exams, newborn care, assistance with family planning decisions, preconception care, menopausal management and counseling in health maintenance and disease prevention.
At Bon Secours, CNMs practice with physicians so that the full range of care is available to women at all times. Our goal is to treat birth like a natural process, not an illness and to provide a high-touch experience in a homelike environment within the safety of a hospital.