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A Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM) is a registered nurse with a minimum of a master’s degree from an accredited university and who has passed a national board certification exam, and obtain a state license to practice and prescribe. They are considered Advanced Practice Registered Nurses and are legally recognized nationwide. Our midwives are considered “full-scope” in that they can care for a client throughout the span of their life, offering both gynecological and pregnancy care. Midwives have decades of evidence showing that they are the experts in normal pregnancy, and consistently have exceptional statistics and birth outcomes.
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Personalized prenatal careWe provide longer than typical visits with nurse midwives who provide individualized, holistic care and education resulting in healthier and happier pregnancies with better birth outcomes. We discuss way to support physiologic birth and devote time to discuss your individual preferences.
HydrotherapyWe offer hydrotherapy options during labor for low risk pregnancies. Hydrotherapy is the use of warm water, either with a shower, or immersion in a tub to provide pain relief, promote relaxation and facilitate labor progression.
Water BirthWe offer water birth for eligible pregnancies. Water birth is the process of giving birth in a tub of warm water, and is thought to provide a gentler and more peaceful transition for the infant, while providing relaxation and pain relief for the client. For more information about the safety of water birth visit: https://evidencebasedbirth.com/waterbirth/
VBACOMG Midwives offer support for women who desire a vaginal birth after one previous cesarean. Our VBAC success rates are consistently above 70%.
Labor SupportOur nurse midwives communicate with your throughout your labor, including prior to you arriving at the hospital. We are present in the room at the hospital, and provide hands on labor support. We are supportive of physiologic birth, honoring your individual preferences as much as possible. We can also support you if you choose medication for pain relief in labor. Nurse midwives are trained to provide physical and emotional support to all pregnant women, no matter what your birth plan is.
Cesarean Section SupportOMG Women's Health has very low cesarean birth rates compared to national standards. We also acknowledge that sometimes this life-saving surgery is necessary. If a cesarean is needed for your delivery, whether planned or unexpected, our nurse midwives often may stay with you during the procedure to provide support for you and your partner or family members. We also may help to facilitate gentle cesarean births, including skin to skin in the OR.
Hinsdale HospitalOMG Midwives provide care to our clients in labor at AMITA Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. The hospital offers a beautiful labor and delivery unit with 3 birth tub rooms, excellent nursing staff, Level III NICU, and childbirth education classes. Our Nurse Midwives can provide you with birthing tools to help you be more comfortable during labor. Birthing balls, Birthing stools, Birthing Tubs, Showers, Aromatherapy, and Rebozo can be offered and utilized throughout your labor.
Lactation SupportIf you are planning to breastfeed, our nurse midwives can assist you with lactation support. In addition, Hinsdale Hospital offer Lactation Consultant Services during your hospital stay, and The Nurturing Nook
Breastfeeding Center providers outpatient visits as needed: