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Midwife Care Specialist

OB-GYN Associates of Marietta

Obstetrics and Gynecologist located in Marietta, GA & Woodstock, GA

At OB-GYN Associates of Marietta, the certified nurse-midwives offer professional health care to women who live in and around Marietta and Woodstock, Georgia. Take advantage of their strong medical skills and compassionate nature when it comes to all of your reproductive health needs. Call one of the office locations or schedule a consult with a nurse-midwife online to learn about how they can help you through childbearing and beyond.

Midwife Care Q & A

What are the qualifications of nurse-midwives?

Each nurse-midwife at OB-GYN Associates of Marietta is a registered nurse (RN) who has graduated from one of the advanced programs accredited by the American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM.) Each of the nurse midwives at the office has also passed a national certification examination and met strict requirements set up by Georgia’s health agencies.

What is the nurse-midwife model of care?

A nurse-midwife follows a specific care philosophy that supports women in the natural process of pregnancy and childbirth.

A nurse-midwife works to:

  • Monitor the comprehensive well-being of a mother through her childbearing cycle
  • Minimize drug and technological interventions during pregnancy and childbirth
  • Provide women with education, counseling, and complete prenatal care
  • Offer assistance during labor and delivery as well as into the postpartum period
  • Refer women to a medical doctor when necessary

By following this care model, the nurse-midwives at OB-GYN Associates of Marietta provide concern and compassion while also being skilled in medicine.

Why might I choose a nurse-midwife?

You can’t go wrong with any of the providers at OB-GYN Associates of Marietta. But if you desire a more natural, intimate birth experience, a nurse-midwife can be a good choice. They steer you away from medications and use far fewer interventions during delivery than might happen with an OB-GYN.

A nurse-midwife has extensive professional medical training, but makes the most sense for any healthy woman who has a low-risk pregnancy and wants to be an active participant in the birth process. If you’re deemed “high-risk,” due to existing medical conditions, complications with the baby, or your age, you may want to choose an OB-GYN.

Is giving birth with a nurse-midwife safe?

Yes, you get the same quality of care with the nurse-midwives at OB-GYN Associates of Marietta as you do with the OB-GYN team. In general, women who use a nurse-midwife have increased access to prenatal care, babies with higher birth weights, and lower rates of cesarean births.

To learn more about options for nurse-midwifery care, call the office or schedule a consultation online.