Friday, June 30, 2017
Myth #2: Midwives Can Only Deliver Babies At Home
Even though midwifery has evolved alongside today’s modern health care system, many myths surrounding this profession are based in common misunderstandings that are centuries old. At Women’s Care, we believe education is a powerful tool, so we’ve teamed up with two of our certified nurse midwives to set the record straight!
Becky Kahler and Kay Weina have nearly 30 years of combined experience as certified nurse midwives and are passionate about the work they do.
Over the next few months, Becky and Kay will help us break down different myths, so stay tuned as we address some of the most common questions surrounding midwifery!
Myth #2: Midwives can only deliver babies at home.
“Another question I get from patients is if I deliver at home,” Becky says. “I do not deliver at home, but we can refer you to some of the community midwives that would provide you with that type of care.”
According to the American Midwifery Certification Board, 94.9% of CNM-attended births occurred in hospitals in 2012. That same year, 2.6% occurred in freestanding birth centers and just 2.5% occurred in homes.
At Women’s Care, our certified nurse midwives’ practice is strictly hospital births only, with Becky primarily delivering at the Appleton Medical Center, Kay primarily delivering at the ThedaCare Neenah Center, and our newest midwife, Elise, going back and forth between the two locations.
In our next blog post Becky and Kay will be answering questions about all-natural births and medication, so be sure to check back soon!
If you’re interested in seeing one of our certified nurse midwives, you can schedule your first appointment by calling 920.729.7105 or by clicking here.
You can also learn more about each of our certified nurse midwives and healthcare providers here.