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What is a Certified Nurse-Midwife?
More and more women in the US are choosing a certified nurse-midwife (CNM) for their pregnancy, birth, postpartum, and well-woman care. Certified Nurse Midwives are licensed health care providers educated in nursing and midwifery. They have master’s degrees in nursing, certified by the American Midwifery Certification Board, and are licensed to practice midwifery in the state of Michigan. National statistics show that in 2009 CNMs attended 11.9% of vaginal births, an all time-high. This trend has been discussed in newspapers such as the New York Times and in movies such as The Business of Being Born. As a leader and innovator in women’s health care, Eastside Gynecology and Obstetrics has committed to bring midwifery services to their clients, the only practice that does so in the area.
The midwives at Eastside Gyn/OB provide personalized, individualized care. We nurture each mother and her family with sensitive, holistic care. Our clients love that they get to know the person who will be taking care of them for their birth. We also have a commitment to promoting physiologic labor and birth, believing that labor works best when allowed to begin in its own time and progress at its own pace. At the same time, we are trained to recognize those situations where intervention is warranted and have the benefit of a close and supportive working relationship with the physicians in the practice when referral or consultation is needed. As midwives, we aspire for you to have the birth experience that you desire. We promote mother-infant bonding immediately after birth, delayed cord clamping, breastfeeding, and childbirth classes such as hypnobirthing. We also desire for each birth to be a family experience for all who wish to be involved.
Services of Eastside Gynecology and Obstetrics Midwives include: prenatal care from pre-conceptual counseling to postpartum care, birthing classes, personalized support throughout the pregnancy and birthing process, well woman gynecology care including breast exams and pap smears, and contraceptive method counseling and family planning.
Comments from our patients:
“If you’re looking for a personal and positive experience there’s no other way to go but with Wendy and Mary. Not only do they take the time to get to know you and what you’re hoping for in the birth experience, they encourage you and hold your hand every step of the way” –C. Sancrant
“Mary and Wendy not only provide excellent clinical care, they are truly there for you emotionally. It’s like talking to a best friend that happens to be an expert at pregnancy and childbirth” –S. Grceski
“Wendy and Mary truly embrace the meaning of the ‘natural childbirth process.’ They advocate for their patients and allow them to fully participate in their prenatal and birthing experience” –M. Hendrickson
If you are interested in seeing a nurse-midwife for your pregnancy or women’s healthcare needs, please contact Eastside Gynecology and Obstetrics at (586) 415-6200. Offices conveniently located in Macomb, Roseville, Grosse Pointe, MI.
Your Certified Nurse Midwives of Eastside Gynecology Obstetrics,
Mary Martinovich, CNM
Wendy Olsen, CNM