Holistic OB/GYN & Midwifery
Certified Nurse Midwives located in Passaic Park, NJ
While traditionally associated with pregnancy and childbirth, midwives offer patient-focused health care services to women at all stages of life. At Holistic OB/GYN & Midwifery in Clifton, New Jersey, Paola Escobar, MSN, CNM, and the team of compassionate and experienced midwives provide a comprehensive range of care to help women improve and maintain their health and wellness. Call Holistic OB/GYN & Midwifery or make an appointment online today.
Midwifery Q & A
What is midwifery?
Midwifery is a natural and holistic approach to women’s health care, pregnancy, labor, and childbirth. Midwives provide customized health services to help women maintain their health before, during, and after pregnancy.
Midwives traditionally guide women toward natural births, whether you choose to deliver in a hospital, birthing center, or at home. They aim to help you stay healthy and strong so you can avoid medical interventions.
How is a midwife different from an OB/GYN?
An OB/GYN is a medical doctor who specializes in women’s health care, pregnancy, and labor and delivery. Midwives provide women’s health care nurses and can have a variety of educational backgrounds. Holistic OB/GYN & Midwifery has certified nurse midwives (CNM) on its team. This means they are registered nurses who also completed an accredited nurse-midwifery training program.
However, midwives may also practice without having a nursing degree. Certified midwives are health care professionals who have at least a bachelor’s degree in a healthcare-related field and have completed an accredited midwifery program.
Midwives usually have a patient-focused approach to health care, working with you to enhance your overall health and wellness.
What services do midwives provide?
Midwives provide an extensive variety of women’s health care services including:
- Pre-pregnancy care
- Fertility counseling
- Prenatal care
- Labor and delivery
- Wellness exams
- Pap smears
- Breast exams
- Birth control advice
- Newborn and infant care guidance and support
Midwives are committed to your wellness and the health and well-being of your baby. They take the time to listen to you and provide customized services and advice.
What are the benefits of midwifery?
Many women choose midwifery because they want to have a natural pregnancy and childbirth with as few medical interventions as possible. While you still have prenatal checkups and screenings to monitor your health and the health of your baby, your midwife works with you to improve your health with lifestyle modifications to your diet and exercise habits and helping you prepare for childbirth. Working with a midwife also decreases your risk of needing labor induction, augmentation, or emergency cesarean.
If you’re looking for patient-focused women’s health and pregnancy care, call Holistic OB/GYN & Midwifery or schedule a consultation online today.