What is a CNM?
Today’s Certified Nurse-Midwife is a registered nurse who has completed advanced studies in women’s health and midwifery, passed a national certification exam and must maintain licensure through continuing education. CNM’s are skilled health professionals who provide primary care to women. This care includes preconception counseling, care during pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum, normal gynecological care and care of the peri- and post – menopausal woman. In Florida, all nurse-midwives sign a collaborative agreement and consult with a physician if there is a problem that may put a woman or her baby at risk.
CNM’s emphasize health promotion, education and disease prevention. With health education and prevention of problems as a primary focus, nurse-midwives encourage women to make informed decisions about their health care. CNM’s welcome your questions and take time to listen to you, talk to you and involve your family to the fullest extent possible. Actress Cybill Shepherd, who chose a nurse-midwife to assist with the birth of her children, supports midwifery care. In a video production about CNM’s she states “Nurse-midwives spend more time with you, answering your questions and addressing your concerns. You get to know them and they get to know you. If you are considering a nurse-midwife, I highly recommend it”.
OB-GYN CARE GROUP is fortunate to have two experienced certified nurse-midwives, Sandy Williamson and Camie Carson. Check out their complete bios on our home page. Sandy joined OB-GYN CARE GROUP in 2012, she currently accepts women for obstetric and gynecologic office visits. Camie is a recent addition to our staff offering full scope midwifery services; gynecologic, obstetric, plus labor and delivery care for low risk women at The Baby Place, Winter Park Hospital. Schedule your next visit with one of our CNM’s and let them get to know you.