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Obstetrics

Certified Nurse-Midwives

The birth of a child is an essentially normal event, though emotionally powerful, that can occur with very little intervention in most cases. Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth offers women the option of using a certified nurse-midwife at the hospital to care for them before, during and after the birth of their child.

Certified nurse-midwives at Texas Health Fort Worth are primary care providers on the hospital's allied health staff, licensed by the state to provide obstetric, gynecological and newborn care. Certified nurse-midwives work closely with obstetricians/gynecologists on the medical staff at Texas Health Fort Worth.

Certified nurse-midwives specialize in providing compassionate, one-on-one attention and support during pregnancy, labor, delivery and post-partum. They are able to perform medical procedures and provide patients other technological interventions when necessary or requested. However, a certified nurse-midwife's basic philosophy is to not intervene unless absolutely necessary; instead, they encourage women to give birth naturally.

Hydrotherapy (laboring in water) and waterbirth are available at Texas Health Fort Worth for appropriate women.  Waterbirth candidates are women who have had an uncomplicated pregnancy and labor course with the fetus positioned head down at the start of labor.

If you are interested in waterbirth, keep in mind that circumstances may arise during labor that prevent a waterbirth.

Nurse-midwife services include:

  • Preconception care
  • Prenatal care
  • Labor and delivery management
  • Contraceptives and family planning
  • Well-woman exams
  • Postpartum care
  • Gynecology
  • Menopausal medicine 
  • To find a nurse-midwife on the medical staff at Texas Health Fort Worth, please call 1-877-THR-WELL (1-877-847-9355) or click the button below. 

    Click the link above or call 1-877-THR-WELL

     

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