Why Choose a Midwife
Receiving care from a midwife has many benefits, including increased satisfaction
with quality of care, increased chances of having a positive start to
breastfeeding, decreased risk of needing a cesarean or of preterm birth,
and decreased infant mortality rates.
By forming a collaborative relationship with physicians and other health
care professionals throughout New Jersey, the certified nurse midwives
of the Barnabas Health Medical Group are able to provide the best in personalized
and comprehensive patient care in the state.
Our midwives offer a high-touch, low-tech approach to care and are equipped
to address and offer consultations for a variety of conditions and issues,
Prenatal care, also known as antenatal care, is the care you receive from
a midwife during pregnancy. It includes regular care visits that allow
our midwives to treat you throughout the course of your pregnancy, with
the goal of providing preventive healthcare to help manage and prevent problems.
Labor and Delivery
A midwife provides care based on the philosophy that pregnancy and childbirth
are natural, normal, and healthy life events. A midwife supports pregnancy,
labor and delivery with as little intervention as possible and is committed
to helping you have the birthing experience you want. Midwives provide
mothers with labor support techniques to keep her relaxed and focused
throughout your birthing experience.
Our midwives collaborate and consult with obstetricians and other medical
professionals to make sure all of her needs are met during delivery and
birth, and if an unexpected emergency occurs, that the appropriate physicians
are there to help.
For many women, breastfeeding takes time and patience. Both during pregnancy
and after birth, a midwife can provide the information and support you
need to start breastfeeding (if that is your plan). Your midwife will
most likely encourage you and your baby to have skin-to-skin contact immediately
after birth, which helps make breastfeeding easier. After birth, your
midwife can help you find your own rhythm with nursing. A midwife can
also track how you and your baby are doing with nursing during post-birth
check-ups and help you make changes if needed.
As you begin breastfeeding, a midwife is the ideal professionals to answer
your questions. Sometimes difficulties, like infection or sore nipples,
can occur while nursing: a midwife can answer any questions or concerns
that you have and can guide you as you adjust to breastfeeding.
Meet the Midwives