The upcoming birth of a child is a time of excitement, joy, and at times, even anxiety. Our healthcare team will work together to allay your concerns and provide you with optimum care throughout your pregnancy.
If you are having a normal pregnancy, you will visit our office monthly until 28 weeks, every two weeks from 28 through 36 weeks, then weekly until delivery. If your pregnancy is determined to be high risk, more frequent visits may be required.
Our AIUM-certified staff of registered diagnostic medical sonographers will provide state-of-the-art, medically necessary ultrasounds throughout your pregnancy. It is important for our patients to understand that our focus is on the health and well-being of your baby. Our scans are used to assess growth and development throughout pregnancy. Ultrasounds are not intended to confirm the gender of your baby; however, during your 20 week scan, we may be able to determine the gender and provide this information at your request. When possible, we also provide photos for you to treasure.
About Certified Nurse-Midwives
Certified nurse-midwives (CNMs) are licensed healthcare practitioners educated in the two disciplines of nursing and midwifery. Certified nurse-midwives are registered nurses who possess a master’s degree, have graduated from an accredited education program and passed a rigorous certification exam.
Because of the high standards established for education and certification, CNMs are licensed in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Today’s CNM is a skilled professional who provides comprehensive management of normal pregnancies, including prenatal care and delivery. They may also participate in the management of high-risk pregnancy, in collaboration with an OB physician.
CNMs emphasize health promotion, education and disease prevention. They provide preconception counseling, care during pregnancy and childbirth, normal gynecological services, and care of the peri- and post-menopausal woman. With health education as a primary focus, CNMs help prevent problems and assist women in developing and maintaining good health habits.
CNMs are held to the rigorous standards of practice set by the American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM) and by state licensing organizations.
NOTE: If you are transferring your prenatal care from another practice, it is our office policy that we must have the prenatal records from your previous care provider on file before we can schedule you for an appointment. Having your records on file ensures that our providers have the knowledge needed to offer you the best care for the remainder of your pregnancy. Please fill out the medical records release form and return it to our office for processing.