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
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
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
- 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