Many women hear the word “midwife” and think immediately of childbirth. But did you know that Certified Nurse Midwives are trained to care for women across their lifespan?
A nurse midwife’s role goes beyond that of delivering babies. Nurse midwives are trained to perform annual screenings and breast exams, treat menstrual disorders, address abnormal pap smears or infections, provide birth control options and help women plan their next pregnancies. A good rule of thumb is: if it falls within the realm of women’s health, a Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM) is often a great option for care.