Midwifery Care - Anne Arundel Women's Health
Our team of women’s health experts includes eight certified nurse midwives. Midwives are trained professionals with expertise and skills in supporting women to maintain healthy pregnancies and have optimal births and recoveries during the postpartum period.
Our midwives strive to create a continuous, compassionate partnership with each patient and use individualized methods of care and healing as guided by best practices. We incorporate therapeutic use of physiological and emotional support paired with skillful communication for the best possible outcomes.
We honor the normalcy of women’s lifecycle events and believe in watchful waiting and non-intervention in normal processes. We use appropriate interventions and technology for current or potential health problems and we collaborate with physicians and other members of the health care team as needed to provide optimal care. And we offer up-to-date medical options for pain control for those who prefer a medicated birth.
Our midwives are specially trained to provide a wide range of holistic services to our patients to provide a whole body experience. During labor, our midwives may use the following holistic techniques with our patients:
- Sterile water papule injections for back pain/back labor
- Cranial sacral therapy
- Spinning babies (read more here)
- Myofascial release
- Essential oils