Personalized Midwife Services
A midwife is a trained professional who provides health services to women during pregnancy, labor and birth. A certified nurse midwife (CNM) is a registered nurse who has completed a midwifery program and passed a national certification exam.
Midwives can provide assistance during:
UPMC offers midwife services to help you through your pregnancy journey.
Why Work with a Midwife?
Midwife services commonly include:
- General gynecologic care
- Family planning
- Pregnancy care
- Nutrition counseling
- Labor support and pain relief
- Birth care
- Newborn care
- Breastfeeding support
- Menopause management
Obstetricians, family physicians and midwives provide pregnancy and birth care, family planning services and treatment for all women. Many women choose to work with midwives because they prefer a highly individualized approach to pregnancy, birth and women’s healthcare.
While midwives are trained to respond to medical emergencies, they cannot perform C-sections. Midwives regularly work alongside with obstetrician-gynecologists and other medical professionals in hospitals and birth centers.