AAMC Certified Nurse Midwives
Caring and Expertise Through Pregnancy and Birth
In addition to our highly skilled obstetricians, women can choose Certified Nurse Midwives (CNMs) for their pregnancy, birth, postpartum care and routine gynecological care.
Our midwives are a reassuring and continuous presence, helping women have the personalized care they desire backed up by the comprehensive resources of a major health system. CNMs may also provide information about childbirth methods, and they can help incorporate choices such as massage, hypnobirthing and other relaxation techniques into a woman’s labor and delivery. AAMC seeks to work with our moms’ wishes as they consider options for their birth plans, support and care.
Board certified by the American College of Nurse Midwives, CNMs are experienced Registered Nurses who have completed advanced graduate education in obstetrics and midwifery. Our CNMs are licensed by the State of Maryland and credentialed by AAMC to help manage the birth process and support women. CNMs have a low primary section rate and focus on caring for women who are experiencing normal, low-risk pregnancies.
Certified Nurse Midwives offer:
- Prenatal through postpartum and gynecological care
- Active participation in your pregnancy and birth with access to all medical technology if necessary
- Referrals for sonograms, amniocentesis and other tests and procedures if necessary
- Affiliation with Anne Arundel Health System for any questions or complications during pregnancy, as well as consultant physicians available 24 hours a day
More information is available at www.bayareamidwifery.com and www.specialbeginnings.com.
AAMC supports a woman’s choices during her birth process and welcomes those
who may help her to feel more comfortable. Some women may choose to be supported by a doula or other experienced companion during the birth process. Doulas are women who are trained to offer emotional support and encouragement during labor and delivery and assistance throughout the transformation and adjustments of welcoming a new family member.
For more information women may contact Doulas of North America (www.dona.org.)