Certified Nurse Midwives not only attend to pregnancy and childbirth, they can also offer a full scope of well-woman care for women in all stages of life- from adolescence to menopause and beyond. It is a time that can be focused on a woman's individual needs with open, educational discussions around her personal health history, values and concerns.
Well-woman care from a midwife includes:
- Annual gynecology exams
- Pap smears
- Breast exams
- Pelvic exams
- Menopausal care
- Contraceptive counseling
- General wellness and female health issues
- Natural family planning
Well-woman care is important during every phase of a woman's life. With a focus on education and preventative health care for a woman's individual needs, midwives can empower women to make the best decisions about their health care options in order to achieve their optimal health.