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We are proud to offer Nurse-Midwife Service at HCMC. Certified Nurse-Midwives (CNMs) are advanced practice nurses with specialized training and experience in midwifery. Our CNMs care for women throughout their life, including during pregnancy, labor and birth.
CNMs believe in keeping labor as natural as possible, but are skilled in using interventions when needed to keep mothers and babies safe and healthy. Our Nurse-Midwife Unit is located within the Birth Center, giving you access to a full range of services if needed, including anesthesiologists, OB physicians, pediatric services, Level III Newborn Intensive Care Unit and lactation services.
A First for Minnesota
HCMC's Nurse-Midwife Service was the first of its kind in Minnesota, and has been welcoming new babies since 1971. Today, our Certified Nurse-Midwives see patients in locations throughout the metro area and deliver babies in their own unit within the Birth Center.
We believe that pregnancy is a special time in the life of a family, and that birth can be an empowering, natural experience. We believe all expectant mothers have the right to safe, satisfying health care that meets their spiritual and cultural beliefs, values and traditions.