Nurse-Midwives For Women in Boca Raton and Boynton Beach

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Today, more and more women are turning to certified nurse-midwives to guide them through their pregnancies, deliver their babies, give care after childbirth, and provide ongoing gynecological services. Nurse-midwives offer professional, yet personalized, care that takes into account the unique physical, social, and spiritual needs of each woman. They are committed to close patient rapport, patient and family education, and promotion of individual responsibility for health.

Certified nurse-midwives are trained in both nursing and midwifery and are certified by the American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM). To be certified, a CNM must be formally educated in wry through an accredited program affiliated with an institution of higher learning (usually a master’s degree), demonstrate clinical competence, and pass a rigorous national certifying exam. Nurse-midwives always work in a team relationship with physicians and other health professionals so that medical consultation or referral is available should it be required. Nurse-midwives practice in all 50 states and are allowed to prescribe medications.

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Midwife Laurie

Midwife Rachel

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Midwife Tyler

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For The Woman Who Is Pregnant

Midwives are an appealing option for women who want an individualized and less routine approach to childbirth. They focus on helping you learn about the physical and emotional changes you go through during pregnancy, teach you how to maintain good health habits, and consider you an active participant in all aspects of your care. The nurse-midwife regularly monitors the health of a woman and her baby throughout pregnancy through regular prenatal visits and testing. Women who develop complications or have significant medical conditions or risk factors are cared for in collaboration with a physician.

Midwives see every pregnancy as a unique event and encourage you to consider your options for labor and delivery and to personalize your own birth plan. Whatever kind of birth experience you choose, a nurse-midwife will support you in your decision. That said, a nurse-midwife will not hesitate to use an intervention if it’s necessary for your own well-being or your baby’s. For example, a nurse-midwife will guide you through a non-medicated labor if that’s what you choose, but you’ll still have the option of having an epidural during labor. The nurse-midwife is capable of doing all necessary procedures for a normal vaginal delivery.

For The Woman Who Is Not Pregnant

Certified nurse-midwives provide regular gynecological services such as annual pelvic examinations, Pap tests, screening for sexually transmitted diseases, and breast examinations. A woman’s comfort during a physical examination is always a major concern. Midwives are particularly sensitive to the needs of a young woman during her first gynecological exam.

Nurse-midwives also provide services as prescribing a method of birth control, treating minor gynecological infections and conditions, referrals for mammograms, and providing health teaching on a variety of subjects.

 

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Your Safety and Well-being is our Priority

On behalf of all of us at Women’s Health Partners, in these difficult times, we want to thank you for your support and confidence in our practice.

We want you to personally know that our patients’ health and well-being has and always will be our number one priority. This reminder bears repeating in the face of any challenges and especially now, given concerns posed by the corona virus (COVID-19) pandemic.

We are taking all necessary precautions to ensure your safety and well-being and that of our staff. To that end, we want to share some of the steps we are taking:

Furthermore, our staff will be asking several screening questions regarding your health. We ask that you do not enter our office if you, or someone in your family, or someone you recently were in contact with, has exhibited flu-like symptoms such as fever, cough, shortness of breath, severe muscle aches, shaking chills, or recent loss of taste or smell, or recently diagnosed with COVID19.

In order to help us participate with our social distancing effort, we are asking patients to enter the office without any visitors, including children.

You will also have the option of waiting in your car instead of the waiting room after you have checked in. The front desk staff will call your cell phone when we are ready for you to come in for your visit.

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