Are you tired of hearing myths associated with midwifery? Even though an increasing number of women are turning to nurse-midwives for their care, many myths still exist around the profession and what the care and birth experience entails. Help us bust these top midwifery myths by downloading the graphics below. Feel free to use our suggested social media captions, tag Frontier Nursing University and use the hashtag #MidwiferyMyths.
What is a Certified Nurse-Midwife? A Certified Nurse-Midwife (CNM) is a primary health care provider to women of all ages throughout their lives. CNMs focus on gynecologic and family planning services, as well as preconception, pregnancy, childbirth, postpartum and newborn care. They also provide primary care such as conducting annual exams, writing prescriptions, and offering basic nutrition counseling. Learn more about CNMs by clicking the button below.
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Suggested Social Media Caption: Did you know certified nurse-midwives must have extensive education and are required to pass a national certification exam? The majority of certified nurse-midwives earn their bachelor’s degrees, begin working as registered nurses, and then go back to school for two to three more years to complete their master’s degree in nurse-midwifery. Some go on to earn a doctoral degree, the highest degree in clinical nursing practice.
Suggested Social Media Caption: While nurse-midwives are the leading experts on coping with labor pain naturally, they can also prescribe medication or an epidural. Nurse-midwives work with the patient to come up with the best plan for pain relief, depending on their preferences.
Suggested Social Media Caption: Nurse-midwives work with women and families throughout all stages of life, NOT just during pregnancy and birth as many believe. They have a variety of expert knowledge and skills including pregnancy, birth, the postpartum experience, menopause, and so much more!
Suggested Social Media Caption: Did you know you actually do not have to choose between a nurse-midwife or an OBGYN. You can have both! Creating a team with your nurse-midwife and an OBGYN allows them to work together to meet all of your needs, and gives you a highly effective plan for care.
Suggested Social Media Caption: Some people think nurse-midwives only perform home births and use natural remedies. The truth is, nurse-midwives practice in various settings and most have prescriptive authority to use both natural remedies and medications. From the privacy of your own home to hospitals, medical offices, free-standing birth centers, and clinics, certified nurse-midwives may practice in multiple environments to ensure patients have access to the wide range of services they desire.
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An important objective for Frontier Nursing University is to define the role of the certified nurse-midwife so the public understands the broad scope of services these professionals provide.