The care you need for all the stages of your life
Specialized care, just for women
Midwives help women thrive through the natural process of pregnancy and birth. There’s much more to midwifery though. Mercy Health midwives give empowering, highly personal care to women in every season of life:
- Young women experiencing the change to adulthood
- Women needing routing gynecologic care
- Expectant mothers
- Women experiencing menopause
Expert care during pregnancy
Mercy Health midwives are experts in pregnancy and birth, helping you make the right choices for you and your baby. During your pregnancy, we give you both regular checkups, making sure the two of you are doing well and progressing normally.
Sometimes we may recommend ultrasound, blood tests and other diagnostic procedures. As needed, we co-manage your care with other members of our team, including a board-certified OB/GYN and a maternal-fetal medicine specialist.
Support for the natural process of birth
As you prepare for birth, we help you develop confidence in your body’s ability to give birth in its own way, in its own time. You’re empowered to give birth yourself, with your midwife coaching and encouraging you.
To help you through the discomfort of labor, we have a wide variety of effective techniques, from simple encouragement to massage, relaxation and laboring in water. We help you give birth gently and lovingly, welcoming your baby naturally into the world.
Research proves that women cared for by midwives during pregnancy and delivery have:
- Fewer cesarean births
- Fewer inductions and augmentations
- Less need for regional anesthesia
- Fewer technological and invasive interventions
- Midwife care can make giving birth an empowering experience, and ensures the health and safety of you and your baby.
Whole-life reproductive care
Maturation, pregnancy, birth and menopause are normal, healthy life events. Midwives support you and care for you through these seasons of life, combining traditional hands-on skills with modern technology.
We’re university-trained, certified professionals who believe in the power of presence and listening. By understanding your needs—mental, physical and spiritual—we care for you and help you understand your body, its needs and changes. Come to us for:
- Annual gynecological exams
- Reproductive counseling
- Prenatal care and education
- Care during delivery
- Menopause care
Please call 419-517-7600 for an appointment.