Certified Nurse-Midwives to See Patients at Fairview Clinics – Bass Lake
Certified Nurse-Midwives to Begin Seeing Patients at Fairview Clinics – Bass Lake
New options available for expectant mothers and families in Bass Lake, Maple Grove and surrounding areas
Bass Lake, Minn. (July 2012) – Fairview Clinics – Bass Lake is pleased to announce an extension of services to include certified nurse-midwives (CNMs). While Fairview has offered midwife services for years, they had not been available at the Bass Lake location until now. Fairview’s midwives deliver babies at University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview.
A CNM is a registered nurse who has a Master of Science degree in midwifery and holds a national certification from the American College of Nurse-Midwives.
“The addition of certified nurse-midwife services allows women to have an active partner throughout their entire pregnancy,” said Clinic Administrator Amy Streeter, “one who is an accredited expert and is also passionate about maintaining a woman’s whole wellness.”
Benefits of choosing a midwife:
- Low rates of c-sections
- Highly skilled in drug-free comfort tools and may offer pain medication in labor, including epidurals
- Water births
- Group prenatal visits
Midwives offer guidance on proper nutrition, exercise, sleep and travel. They encourage women to make birthing choices unique to their personal needs.
Certified nurse-midwives also provide:
- Gynecological exams
- Birth control, family planning and pre-conception counseling
- Primary care services, including treating infections and depression
- Peri-menopause counseling
Fairview Clinics – Bass Lake is located at 6320 Wedgwood Road N, Maple Grove, Minn. To schedule an appointment with a CNM, call the clinic at 763-268-0400. Fairview.org.
Fairview Health Services, headquartered in Minneapolis, is a non-profit, academic health system providing exceptional health care across the entire continuum. In partnership with the University of Minnesota, our 20,000 employees and 3,000 affiliated physicians embrace innovation and new thinking to deliver greater value—higher quality, better experience and lower cost.