After spending nine months with an expectant mom…delivery day is a celebration and we don't want to miss that moment with our patients.
-Denise Nickel, a certified nurse-midwife
Answers to Your Midwifery Questions
Questions & Answers about Nurse Midwives
Q: What is a Certified Nurse-Midwife (CNM)?
A: A CNM is a registered nurse who is educated in both nursing and midwifery and who is certified through the American College of Nurse-Midwives.
Q: How is the care different with a CNM?
A: CNM's focus on education and empowering women to make healthy decisions. We encourage women to ask questions and be actively involved in the care they receive in our practice. We welcome family participation at office visits as well as for labor and birth.
Q: What services do the Our Certified Nurse-Midwives provide?
A: Our Certified Nurse-Midwives provide comprehensive women's health care including prenatal care and delivery, nutrition counseling, prenatal education, pre-conception care, postpartum care and well-woman care. We specialize in Centering Pregnancy™ care which is an innovative model of group prenatal care.
Q: What is Centering Pregnancy™ care?
A: Centering Pregnancy is an exciting way to provide prenatal care to women in a group setting. Women come together with other women who are expecting their babies for a two-hour prenatal visit that emphasizes education, empowerment and support. There are videos, snacks and each group takes a tour of the Center for Women & Infants at Saint Joseph Hospital. We even have a special Centering group for teens!
Q: What if I need care from a physician due to high-risk factors?
A: Our Certified Nurse-Midwives have physician consultation available 24 hours a day. For women who need continuous high-risk care, our physicians can provide management both in the office and the hospital.
Q: Where do our Certified Nurse-Midwives attend births?
A: Our Certified Nurse-Midwives attend births at Saint Joseph Hospital, Colorado's leading baby hospital.
Call 303-318-BABY (2229) to schedule an appointment or meet with our team.