Certified Nurse-Midwifery Care
Empowered Pregnancy works with familes to maximize preconception health, determine the most appropriate prenatal appointment schedule, find support with other expecting families and provide education and skills taught by Certified Nurse Midwives to enhance the experience of an unmedicated labor and birth.
Give birth in one of our beautifully designed and Certified Nurse Midwife run birthing suites here at Empowered Pregnancy. If you are a healthy woman having a normal pregnanc and desiring a natural birth, then midwifery care at Empowered Pregnancy may be the most appropriate chioce for you. Research shows that being taken care of by a midwife and giving birth outside of a hospital makes it less likely you'll have a cesarean section, be less likely to have an induction or episiotomy, and have a higher likelyhood of breastfeeding successfully.
For normal healthy low-risk pregnancies giving girth outside of a hospital has been shown to be as safe as having a baby in a hospital while providing a more pleasurable birth experience.
Certified Nurse Midwives are trained in differentiating the normal from the abnormal and are able to tell if there is any indication that a woman’s labor is progressing abnormally, a smooth transition will be made to a higher level of care.
Postpartum care and support: We offer both in home or in clinic assessment for both mother and infant between 24 and 48 hours. For those parents desiring circumcision for their son this appoint must take place in our clinic.We also assess both mother and baby in our clinic at 2, 4, and 6 weeks. During these assessments we will be monitoring: breastfeeding, bonding, family adaptation, and postpartum depression along with other concerns that a new mother may have.
Newborn care for the first 28 days of life: Families can opt to have their care of their healthy infant done by their delivering midwife. The midwife will provide growth and developmental assessments, newborn screenings along with family support. Circumcision is available, on site, between 24 hours and 7 days for those families that choose this procedure.
Empowered Pregnancy offers group prenatal care for mothers who desire a community approach to pregnancy. Group prenatal care is a combination of routine health assessment of Mother and Baby along with group discussions that are facilitated by one of our midwives. Discussion topics ranging from pregnancy, diet and exercise, what to expect as a new parent, labor, breastfeeding and more. Group prenatal care is perfect for mothers who have busy schedules and want to have a predictable appointment day and time throughout their pregnancy.