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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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.

 

Our Certified Midwives

Non-Essential Appointments Cancelled

Due to COVID-19, we will be reaching out to you to reschedule any non-essential appointments (re: physicals, annuals, and other well visits) until further notice.

COVID-19 is causing things to change rapidly and our operations can vary because of this. We ask for your understanding and that you check our website for the latest on operational hours and services available.

You can also call ahead if you have questions.

We are proud of our staff who are working during this time, and pledge to you our highest service possible during this pandemic.


Patient/Visitor Guideline Update

In an effort to minimize the risk of COVID-19 transmission and provide a safer environment and promote social distancing which is recommended by the CDC, we are asking that patients limit the number of people accompanying them to an appointment. No visitors (including children) will be allowed to accompany each patient unless a specific patient needs extra support. We encouraged visitors to remain closely connected to their loved ones through virtual means, including Skype, FaceTime, WhatsApp, and/or phone.

Additionally, we are respectfully asking that children not accompany any adult patients, unless there is a medical necessity. We know this may cause scheduling challenges, particularly for families with younger siblings, but we can all play a role in reducing the spread of this virus. Thank you for understanding our need to do so and for helping us keep you and our greater community healthy.

We are also asking any patients with a cough, shortness of breath or fever not to come to our facility and call ahead of time. You will be directed to another facility for evaluation.

All patients are to wash their hands before and after their visit. Hand washing, social distancing, and self-isolation are still the best ways to prevent this virus from spreading more widely.

We are committed to providing the best care to you and will continue to give you the best guidance we can.

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