What is a CNM

Certified nurse-midwives (CNMs) provide care to women during the preconception, pregnancy, labor and delivery, after birth and newborn periods. They also provide well-woman gynecological exams, assist with family planning decisions, offer menopause management, and have prescriptive authority to treat common health problems.

When a woman chooses to receive her care from a CNM she gets a special kind of care. Certified-nurse midwives believe in treating

the whole woman, not just her pregnancy or health concerns – they strive to become partners in her care. They believe that the many changes a woman’s body undergoes throughout her life – from puberty to pregnancy, menopause, and beyond – are normal life events. By providing women with education and treatment options as needed, CNMs strive to empower women to make the best healthcare decisions for them.

A certified nurse-midwife is a health care provider with degrees in both nursing and midwifery. The majority of the CNMs at Dimensions Midwifery have a master’s degree in midwifery. All Dimensions Midwifery midwives are certified, meaning they have passed the national board exam and are current with continuing education credits. All CNMs are subject to oversight by our professional organization, the American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM) and the Maryland Board of Nursing.

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