The team of nurse-midwives at Shenandoah Women’s Healthcare believe in empowering you to make you own healthcare decisions by providing support and education about your options. They are experts in women’s health, caring for women at every stage of life, from adolescence to menopause and beyond from the SWHC office in Harrisonburg, Virginia. If you’re experiencing any health-related issues that require the intervention of a women’s health specialist, make an appointment to come in and see one of our nurse-midwives today. Call or use the convenient online scheduling tool.
A certified nurse-midwife (CNM) is an advanced practice registered nurse trained in nurse midwifery. They have advanced degrees and must pass a series of exams to receive the certification. A certified nurse-midwife has extensive knowledge of pregnancy, birthing, and overall women’s healthcare.
They are skilled health professionals who are capable of practicing in many clinical settings, diagnosing conditions and even administering treatment. In some cases, they refer you to specialists. They are a vital part of our healthcare team and support and work harmoniously with SWHC’s talented physicians.
Nurse-midwives and obstetricians (physicians) are both equally qualified to provide care throughout pregnancy and birth. Aside from their different educational backgrounds, nurse-midwives are trained holistically in all things related to pregnancy and women’s health but don’t perform C-sections or other major surgeries. Nurse-midwives also run our Centering Pregnancy treatment option as an alternative to traditional individual visits.
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