Nurse - Midwives
Monmouth's medical staff includes certified nurse-midwives' registered nurses who are specially trained to provide normal maternity, newborn and well-woman gynecological care.
While nurse-midwives focus on delivering care to women with uncomplicated, low-risk pregnancies---including prenatal care, labor and delivery management, postpartum care and normal newborn care---they also work in collaboration with physicians when a problem in pregnancy arises. In addition, nurse-midwife provide lifelong gynecological care from adolescence to the postmenopausal years.
Tradition in Caring, A Lifetime of care
For centuries, nurse-midwives provide women with family-oriented, personalized obstetrical care, following a philosophy that pregnancy and childbirth are healthy, normal life events and offering education, advice and support to mothers-to-be and their families---before, during and after childbirth.
They focus on delivering care to women with uncomplicated, low-risk pregnancies and are skilled in the use of advanced childbirth techniques. As part of The Family Center at Monmouth's medical team, they work in collaboration with physicians when a problem in pregnancy arises.
Nurse-midwives also provide women with both obstetrical and gynecological care throughout their lifetime – from adolescence to after menopause.
About your Nurse-Midwife
Certified nurse-midwives are registered nurses who have completed advanced studies in women's health and midwifery. They have graduated from one of more than 30 advanced education programs accredited by the American College of Nurse-Midwives and has passed a national certification examination as well as New Jersey state licensure under the Board of Medical Examiners.
The Childbirth Experience
During pregnancy, nurse-midwives monitor the health of mother-to-be and their unborn babies.
Patients are encouraged to maintain a healthy lifestyle and take an active part in the educational process by reviewing handout materials, reading article and books about childbirth and attending childbirth preparation classes.
It's important that they come prepared with questions to ask during their prenatal visits.
Women who receive prenatal care from Monmouth's nurse-midwives deliver their babies at the medical center.
During labor and deliver, nurse-midwives evaluate the progress of their patients, offering emotional and physical support. Although natural childbirth is encouraged, these professionals can prescribe pain relief medication and request anesthesia services if the need arises.
After childbirth, nurse-midwives provide education and support on breastfeeding and infant care, as well as address other concerns of new mothers.
Providing Women with Care Throughout Their Lives
In addition to providing maternity care, nurse-midwives provide women with gynecological exams, prescription writing, assistance with family planning decisions, preconception care, screening mammography, menopausal management, and counseling in health maintenance and disease prevention.
Nurse-Midwives of Monmouth Medical faculty Practice are affiliated with the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Monmouth Medical Center. For additional information, call 732-923-7287
NURSE-MIDWIVES of Monmouth Medical Faculty Practice
300 Second Avenue, Long Branch, NJ 07740
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