Midwife Matters

Pregnancy preparations, women's health, and care options

Services offered by Midwives

  • Care through pregnancy and birth – prenatal care, labor management and childbirth
  • Pain medication in labor if desired
  • Counseling in health promotion and disease prevention
  • Family planning consultation and prescribing of birth control
  • Sexually transmitted infections or diseases – diagnosis and treatment
  • Pre-conception care
  • Postpartum care
  • Breastfeeding support
  • Annual exams: including head-to-toe physical exams, pelvic exams, pap smears and breast exams
  • Gynecological exams and associated care
  • Peri- and post-menopausal care
  • Ordering and interpreting of laboratory and diagnostic tests and procedures

Services NOT offered by Midwives:

  • Home births
  • Surgery
  • Vacuum Extractions

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