If you’re considering working with a midwife, but worried about what would happen to your baby if something goes wrong, you can relax! Certified nurse midwives partner with other members of the health care team through collaboration and referral to provide the best possible care.
“We have a wonderful group of very supportive physicians that are on call and available to us 24/7, so if you’re in the clinic and something comes up -- like high blood pressure or something out of the ordinary -- we have those physicians to consult with,” Becky reassures.
While this doesn’t necessarily mean your certified nurse midwife will transfer care, it could mean you will have a team of people working with you to ensure you have a healthy pregnancy rather than working with just one healthcare provider.
Certified nurse midwives are also available to assist physicians in the event of a c-section.
“Some of the patients that I see have had previous cesarean births and they want to have another cesarean. If they want to see me for their prenatal care, they can!” Becky says.
“However, there are some circumstances where your risk might be too great and we would transfer care -- like in the case of twin pregnancies,” Becky explains. “I can care for a twin pregnancy, however I prefer not to. I feel like that’s where the physician’s expertise really comes in handy.”
In our next blog post Becky and Kay will be answering questions about what midwives do and who their patients are, so be sure to check back soon!
If you’re interested in seeing one of our certified nurse midwives, you can schedule your first appointment by calling 920.729.7105 or by clicking here. You can also learn more about each of our certified nurse midwives and healthcare providers here.