A certified nurse-midwife (CNM) is a registered nurse who has received extended education and training to become board certified by the American College of Nurse-Midwives. A nurse-midwife provides more of a “high-touch,” hands-on approach than traditional methods.
For centuries, women have looked to midwives for advice and assistance in childbirth. Today's certified nurse midwife continues this tradition of personal, family-centered care for not only prenatal care, but for all aspects of women's well woman care. The nurse midwife is a highly skilled member of your healthcare team who draws on the vast resources of modern medicine.
Why Choose a Nurse-Midwife?
UI Women’s Health Center nurse-midwives are experienced in managing normal births and are superbly-equipped to provide the professional guidance and emotional support you need. They are modern health professionals who approach the care of childbearing women and newborns holistically and respect the personal and cultural values of diverse families.
During your pregnancy, your nurse midwife monitors your health and that of your baby's. She is available to answer questions, address problems, concerns or emergencies. A UI Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology staff physician is always available for consultation and/or referral.
In addition to complete child birth care for healthy women, the nurse-midwife service offers pre-conception counseling and gynecological care including:
- Breast examinations
- Pap smears
- Screening for sexually transmitted infections
- Family planning services
- Consultation and/or referrals according to patient needs
Our midwife services are available for patients at Iowa River Landing. Located at the Coralville interchange on Interstate 80 (exit 242), UI Hospitals and Clinics - Iowa River Landing offers patients easy access, free parking, several amenities, and a state-of-the-art building for delivering outstanding patient care.
CenteringPregnancy is a program that offers an opportunity to deliver complete and detailed pregnancy information, respond to common questions and engage in active discussions with a group of women at one time. Learn more about CenteringPregnancy.