Nurse-Midwives Provide Personalized Care:
Nurse-midwives are dedicated to helping women and their families stay healthy. They realize the importance of caring for the whole person rather than just the physical self; therefore they work hard to help you maintain your emotional, psychological, spiritual, and physical health. Because nurse-midwives schedule longer visits than many other health care providers, they are able to learn about your individual needs and the needs of your family. CNMs emphasize health promotion activities that fit specifically with your life.
Nurse-Midwives Have Good Outcomes:
Nurse midwives have been recognized for their contributions to reducing infant and maternal mortality, premature births, and low birth weight rates. Their skills as primary care providers are evidenced by their low rates of infant mortality, cesarean birth, episiotomy, and use of epidural anesthesia and their high rates of success in vaginal birth after cesarean. These facts are made more impressive when considering that 70% of women who receive care from nurse-midwives are considered vulnerable to poor health outcomes by virtue of age, socioeconomic status, education, ethnicity or location of residence. (see acnm.org)