Certified Nurse Midwives not only attend to pregnancy and childbirth, they can also offer a full scope of well-woman care for women in all stages of life- from adolescence to menopause and beyond. It is a time that can be focused on a woman's individual needs with open, educational discussions around her personal health history, values and concerns.
Well-woman care from a midwife includes:
- General health care services
- Annual gynecologic exams
- Family planning needs
- Treatment of sexually transmitted infections
- Care during teenage years
- Care for pregnancy, labor, and birth
- Menopause care
Well-woman care is important during every phase of a woman’s life. With a focus on education and preventative health care for a woman’s individual needs, midwives can empower women to make the best decisions about their health care options in order to achieve their optimal health.