Certified Nurse MidwivesCertified nurse midwives are part of our Childbirth Center team and are available to parents. Certified nurse midwives deliver babies in the hospital under the supervision of a physician.
Things can change quickly during childbirth. Our certified nurse midwives have been trained to recognize abnormal signs and symptoms. They have the ability to immediately communicate with a physician who may become involved in the delivery if necessary.
Lay midwives, or individuals who practice midwifery but are not registered nurses, are not part of the Childbirth Center team at PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center.