Certified Nurse Midwives at The Women's Center of Orlando

Certified nurse-midwives (CNMs) are advanced practice registered nurses who provide pre-conception, pregnancy, childbirth and the postpartum period counseling and care. CNMs at The Women’s Center of Orlando provide family-centered primary healthcare to women throughout their reproductive lives. 

Skilled midwifery can actually reduce the need for high-tech interventions for many women in labor, but midwives also are trained in the latest scientific procedures to may assist in normal deliveries.  CNM-attended births account for 10% of all spontaneous vaginal births in the United States, and 7% of all U.S. births in total.

A mistake people often make when thinking about Certified Nurse Midwives is that they do nothing but assist with births. In fact, although attending births is an integral and rewarding part of the job, this is only a portion of what midwives actually do. On average, CNMs only spend 10% of their time in the actual care of birthing women and their newborns. 

In addition to the care they give patients before, during and after pregnancy and childbirth, Certified Nurse Midwives provide routine gynecological services – including reproductive health visits, regular gynecologic care (i.e., annual exams) and peri-/post-menopausal care. In fact, 90% of all their patient visits are for primary, preventive care. CNMs/CMs are skilled health professionals who practice in a wide variety of clinical settings, diagnosing and treating patients as well as referring them to a specialist, if required. At The Women’s Center of Orlando CNMs collaborate closely with physicians, and work together as a team. Women receive an optimal combination of primary and preventive care, with specialized services as needed. For a consultation about “In office procedures” call us at 407-857-2502.