The origin of midwife means “with woman”.  The philosophy of care focuses on the specific needs of a woman, empowers women to participate in their health care and minimize unnecessary intervention.  Midwives view adolescent changes, pregnancy, birth and menopause as natural life transitions.  Yet the midwife can intervene if the transition is a bumpier road for some.  Education and listening are key components of the midwife style of care.  There are several types of midwives.  The midwives at South Denver  Obstetrics & Gynecology are Certified Nurse Midwives.

Certified nurse-midwives (CNMs) are licensed health care providers educated in nursing and midwifery.  A Certified nurse midwife has passed a national certification exam and renews the certification every eight years.  Certified nurse midwives in Colorado are licensed by the Colorado  Board of Nursing.  In Colorado  Certified Nurse Midwives are independent health care providers with full prescription authority.  CNMs have a referral system within our practice, in place for complications or issues not in their scope of practice.  CNMs provide care to women throughout the lifespan from teenage years through menopause including pregnancy and birth.  During pregnancy and birth CNMs use less medical intervention, however, if complications arise a CNM is trained to intervene medically.

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