Hurley Health Services Midwifery
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Lifetime Partners in Women’s Care
Hurley Health Services certified-nurse midwives (CNMs) do much more than deliver babies. They offer a full range of general healthcare services for women, through the onset of puberty to menopause and beyond. CNMs can:
- Conduct well-woman exams, including pap smears
- Order and interpret labs and other testing
- Order mammograms
- Screen for and treat sexually transmitted infections (STIs), including treatment of male partners
- Write prescriptions for medication, including contraception, antibiotics, etc.
- Insert long acting reversible contraceptives (LARC) such as IUDs
- Take care of patients in the hospital for antepartum care, childbirth and postpartum care
- Consult and collaborate with OB/GYN staff physicians and - Maternal Fetal Medicine (MFM)
- Provide care for teens
- Provide care during menopause
Certified nurse midwives are independent healthcare providers and are covered by most insurance plans. They are committed to partnering with you throughout your lifetime to help you make safe, smart decisions about your body and your health.
Certified Nurse Midwives Care For Women
Today’s women want the best in healthcare. Hurley Health Services certified nurse midwives fill an important role within that framework, combining professional skill and individualized care. CNMs offer a safe, sensitive, and very personal alternative for care that spans a lifetime. All of the women in your family can see a CNM, including your daughter, your mother and your grandmother.
Care That Comes Full Circle
When you think about it, it makes sense that the word midwife means “with woman”. Hurley Health Services certified nurse midwives are with women for a lifetime. As your long-term partner in care, they will:
- encourage you to learn more about your options so you can make informed healthcare decisions and get the most out of your healthcare visits.
- strive to meet your healthcare needs at every stage of life.
- help you set and reach personal goals for your health.
- provide you with evidence-based advice and care that applies to every generation.
Certified Nurse Midwife Education & Training
Not all midwives have the extensive training that ours do. Hurley Health Services team of certified nurse midwives are registered nurses with graduate education in midwifery as well as hands-on clinical training by practicing CNMs. Unlike licensed midwives, certified nurse midwives must pass a certification exam. They also participate in ongoing education.
To make an appointment at any of Hurley Health Services Midwifery office locations, please call 810-262-4500, Monday through Friday, 9 am - 5 pm.
Midwifery Care for Teens
Ever sensitive to the concerns and apprehensions of girls on the verge of becoming young women, certified nurse midwives can be a good fit as health providers for pre-teens and teenagers. Using a comfortable and educational approach to adolescent care, CNMs can explain the many changes that occur during puberty. From first periods to first sexual experiences and handling peer pressure, certified nurse midwives provide woman-to-woman education, support and information to ensure teens understand how their bodies work.
Midwifery Care for Adults
Most people associate midwives with maternity care, not realizing it’s only a portion of what they do. CNMs provide top-quality care for women throughout their lifetime. They help women of all ages understand their choices, and they participate in ongoing education and research to give their patients the most up-to-date options in healthcare. CNMs can recognize a range of health issues, from routine female infections, common colds and strep throat, to nutrition and mental health. They can prescribe medication and work with all members of the healthcare team to ensure that a specialist is available should a patient need surgery or treatment for a serious health concern.
Many health risks can be modified by making lifestyle changes. Certified nurse midwives give you the guidance you need to establish healthy habits. They can walk you through your options for birth control if this is something you want and provide a peaceful, safe, supported and empowered atmosphere for you to receive gynecologic care. CNMs have the education and experience to tailor your healthcare experience based on current research and what you value most. Their services have never been more important.
Fertility and Preconception Counseling
Educating you on how your body works and supporting its natural processes are what midwifery care is all about. It is important to us that you understand your menstrual cycle as a first step in fertility awareness. Whether your goal is to prevent pregnancy or achieve it, a certified nurse midwife can be an expert partner in attaining what you want from your office visits.
As soon as you start thinking about becoming pregnant, Hurley Health Services certified nurse midwives recommend that you make an appointment to help pave the way for a healthy pregnancy. In a private, sensitive and informative session, patients will receive a thorough physical exam, including personal and family health histories, and any necessary labs. This first session is a good opportunity to discuss topics such as: fertility, conception, nutrition, vitamins and other supplements, exercise, work, environmental hazards, avoidance of toxins, stress relief and emotional health. If any problems are identified at this visit, they are either addressed or evaluated for referral.
Pregnancy and Postpartum Support
Of course your certified nurse midwife can help you decide when and if pregnancy is right for you. Working within your chosen timeframe, your CNM will help you prepare for a healthy pregnancy, supporting you from the very beginning, through childbirth and your baby’s first month. Our CNMs deliver at Hurley Medical Center, giving patients immediate access to the area’s highest level NICU if any complications arise.
In addition to providing care during pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum, certified nurse midwives can educate you about family planning and contraception. In the event of a miscarriage, they will provide follow-up that includes compassionate emotional support. CNMs place a strong focus on their patients’ emotional and social well-being in addition to the physical aspects of care.
Menopause and Aging
The services of Hurley Health Services certified nurse midwives aren’t limited to your teenage and childbearing years. Certified nurse midwives partner with patients to navigate the new terrain of menopause and everything that comes after. They will familiarize you with the signs of menopause and assist you in managing any discomforts. With the help and support of your certified nurse midwife, you can remain in the best health possible as you age.
- Symptoms of Menopause
- Irregular periods
- Vaginal dryness
- Hot flashes
- Night sweats
- Sleep problems
- Mood changes
- Weight gain and slowed metabolism
- Thinning hair and dry skin
- Breast changes–tenderness and loss of fullness
Hurley Health Services Midwifery
5494 S. Dort Hwy.
Grand Blanc, MI 48507