Midwifery Clinic

A certified nurse-midwife (CNM) is an advanced practice nurse who provides prenatal care, delivers babies, and offers a range of well-women services. Our midwifery model is high-touch, low-tech and our seven certified nurse-midwives value personalized care guided by the best evidence available.

Prenatal and Childbirth Care

Our primary goal is to help you have a safe and healthy pregnancy, labor, and birth. During your pregnancy, your midwife will monitor your health and your baby's health at each of your prenatal visits. Your midwife is available to answer questions and address problems, concerns, or emergencies. Our midwives work in collaboration with our physician team should any complications arise.

Key Benefits

  • Support minimal intervention during childbirth
  • Emphasize education about the pregnancy process
  • Offer a nurturing, woman-centered approach
  • Provide care in a hospital setting with immediate access to specialized care

You may schedule all your appointments with the same nurse-midwife, or you can rotate your appointments between all of the nurse-midwives.

Well-Woman Services

In addition to pregnancy care, our nurse-midwives see patients for routine physical exams, which may include a Pap smear and breast exam. They also provide general health counseling, treat women with common gynecologic concerns, and offer a range of contraceptive options, such as birth control pills and IUDs.

Location

Our midwifery services are available for patients at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City and at UI Health Care - Iowa River Landing in Coralville.

If you still have questions, read our article: Ask an expert: Should I consider a midwife?

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