A midwife can be a woman's primary healthcare provider, but most focus on providing obstetrical and gynecological services to women of all ages.

A midwife is a registered nurse with a master's degree and additional specialized training. Certified nurse midwives are highly educated professionals who work collaboratively with physicians.

Midwives approach puberty and menopause as normal life events, and birth as a natural process, believing that these are times when women need special education or support, but do not necessarily need to be "cured" or "fixed." Midwives believe that if women are given the correct information, they can make safe and satisfying choices that do not conflict with the concept of life changes as natural occurrences.

The FHN nurse midwife sees patients in the Obstetrics and Gynecology department at FHN Specialty Care – Harlem Avenue. You can read more on FHN obstetrics and gynecology services.

> Why Choose a Certified Nurse Midwife?

Read about certified nurse midwives at MedLine Plus