As members of an ancient and respected profession, midwives have provided advice and assistance in childbirth for centuries. Each year, nurse-midwives assist in more than 100,000 births in the United States and these numbers continue to rise. This tradition of personal, family-centered care continues today at the University of Maryland Medical Center.
We offer the services of midwives who have extensive teaching experience, practical expertise in labor and delivery and the skills to provide routine gynecological care to healthy women. All nurse-midwives at the University of Maryland have advanced degrees in nursing and are certified by The American College of Nurse-Midwives through a rigorous testing process.
Our midwives provide services for women in the areas of:
- Preconception care
- Prenatal care
- Labor and birth
- Postpartum care
- Gynecological Services
You don't have to be pregnant or even planning a pregnancy to benefit from the services of our midwives. Nurse midwives also provide routine and preventive gynecological care for women from adolescence through menopause, including:
- Annual exams (pap smear and breast exam)
- Family planning
- Treatment of routine gynecological problems
- Counseling for adolescents in sexuality and contraception choices
- Management of the perimenopause/menopause and hormone replacement therapy
Private insurers and HMOs in Maryland reimburse certified nurse midwives. Care by nurse midwives is also covered under Medicaid, Medicare and CHAMPUS.