At Wendover OB/GYN & Infertility, we take pride in our dedicated midwifery department. Amanda Jones, CNM, Daniela Paul, CNM, and Meredith Sigmon, CNM are trained health professionals who help healthy women during labor, delivery, and the postpartum period. Our midwives at Wendover OB/GYN & Infertility, deliver babies at Cone Health Women’s & Children’s Center at Moses Cone Health Care. We are also thrilled to offer water birth for our patients that wish to labor and deliver their newborn(s) in a tub.

Women who choose midwives usually want very little medical intervention and have had no complications during their pregnancy. Because giving birth to twins is more complicated than giving birth to a single baby, many doctors don't recommend using a midwife unless under the direct supervision of a doctor. Here at Wendover OB/GYN & Infertility, if you are considered to be (or become) a high-risk pregnancy, your care will be co-managed by a midwife and doctor.

Our midwives are all CNMs:

  • Certified nurse-midwives (CNMs) are registered nurses who have graduated from an accredited nurse-midwifery education program and have passed a national exam. They can practice in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

What Does Your Midwife Do?

Your midwife can provide care before, during, or after your pregnancy. Your midwife will:

  • Provide family planning and preconception care
  • Do prenatal exams and order tests
  • Watch your physical and psychological health
  • Help you make your birth plans
  • Advise you about diet, exercise, meds, and staying healthy
  • Educate and counsel you about pregnancy, childbirth, and newborn care
  • Give you emotional and practical support during labor
  • Admit and discharge you from the hospital
  • Deliver your babies
  • Make referrals to doctors when needed

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