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Our Midwifery Services

A midwife is responsible for caring for women and their babies throughout pregnancy. At Premier Women’s Health of Minnesota, we have several Certified Nurse-Midwives (CNMs) and Certified Midwives (CMs) available to care for pregnant women.

Our midwives can provide both gynecological and obstetric care. For pregnant women, a midwife will:

  • Routinely monitor your pregnancy
  • Perform ultrasounds and prenatal blood work
  • Deliver your baby and help with newborn care
  • Care for you postpartum and help with lactation

Working closely with our healthcare providers, our midwives offer care that respects various cultures and personal preferences.

What is the Difference Between an ObGyn and a Midwife?

Pregnant people can receive care from either an ObGyn or a midwife throughout their pregnancy. One of the major differences between an ObGyn and a midwife is the type of care offered. A midwife will suggest strategies for labor and is open to both traditional and nontraditional delivery methods depending on your preferences.

Your healthcare provider is dedicated to maintaining a healthy and safe pregnancy. Whether you choose to be cared for by one of our obstetricians or one of our midwives, you can depend on personalized, supportive care that puts you first.

Who Shouldn’t Use a Midwife?

For women who experience high-risk pregnancies or conditions, a midwife may not be the right approach. These conditions often require a specific delivery method that should be performed by the appropriate provider. For example, while some midwives may assist c-sections, it will need to be performed by one of our physicians.

Please check with your office to see if your midwife assists during c-sections, as this varies from office to office.

Ask Your Healthcare Provider About Midwifery Services

If you are pregnant and would like to have a midwife care for you, reach out to your Premier Women’s Health of Minnesota provider to discuss your pregnancy plan. We are here to support the health of you and your baby throughout your pregnancy.