Rush Midwifery Services

(601) 486-4210

What is a Certified Nurse-Midwife?

Certified Nurse-Midwives (CNMs) are healthcare professionals who have received advanced training to perform all aspects of routine maternity and gynecological care. Educated as registered nurses and as midwives, CNMs are nationally certified by the American College of Nurse-Midwives.

They provide care during pregnancy, labor, birth and the postpartum period as well as annual physical exams, Pap smears, family planning (birth control), counseling, PMS/menstrual problems and hormone replacement therapy. Certified Nurse-Midwives and the safe, highly satisfying care they offer are quickly gaining popularity in the United States. Currently, 11,200 CNMs provide care for females of all ages in every state, while attending more than 330,000 births each year. The majority of CNMs provide care in hospitals, birth centers and clinics.

What can a CNM do?

The CNM manages the care of her patients independently, as long as the care remains uncomplicated. Each CNM has a practice agreement with consulting physicians who are available to the CNM on a 24-hour basis. Along with technical skills, nurse-midwives are particularly skilled at counseling and educating their patients. A CNM is well informed about nutrition, childbirth preparation, breastfeeding, sexuality and alternative therapies. As specialists in normal gynecology/obstetrics, CNMs take a holistic approach to your health care. A nurse-midwife is an expert in supporting women through labor and in using medical and non-medical techniques to hasten and ease the birth process. Midwifery care emphasizes prevention of complications through screening and patient teaching.

The CNM Philosophy

The CNM manages the care of her patients independently, as long as the care remains uncomplicated. Each CNM has a practice agreement with consulting physicians who are available to the CNM on a 24-hour basis. Along with technical skills, nurse-midwives are particularly skilled at counseling and educating their patients. A CNM is well informed about nutrition, childbirth preparation, breastfeeding, sexuality and alternative therapies. As specialists in normal gynecology/obstetrics, CNMs take a holistic approach to your health care. A nurse-midwife is an expert in supporting women through labor and in using medical and non-medical techniques to hasten and ease the birth process. Midwifery care emphasizes prevention of complications through screening and patient teaching.

 

Locations

Central Mississippi Family Health Clinic
905-C South Frontage Road
Meridian, MS 39301
(601) 486-4210
Clark Clinic
321 Highway 13 South
Morton, MS 39117
(601) 732-8612
   
Family Medical Group of Union
24345 Highway 15
Union, MS 39365
(601) 774-8211
Newton Family Medical Associates
252 Northside Drive
Newton, MS 39345
(601) 683-3117
   
North Hills Family Medical Clinic
4331 Highway 39 North
Meridian, MS 39301
(601) 484-6180
Rush Medical Clinic Philadelphia
1106 Central Drive
Philadelphia, MS 39350
(601) 656-6921
   
The Medical Group of Quitman
603 South Archusa Avenue
Quitman, MS 39355
(601) 776-2123
Woman's Group of Meridian
1221 24th Avenue
Meridian, MS 39301
(601) 482-1002