Certified Nurse Midwives are advanced practice nurses who hold a Master’s Degree and have a comprehensive knowledge of evidence based practice in pregnancy and childbirth. Here at W2W Physicians, our midwife, Michelle A Mitchell RN, CNM, MS, works in collaboration with our physicians to provide a patient centered holistic approach to normal physiologic birth. She believes that women’s bodies are perfectly capable of the journey of pregnancy and childbirth and that for most women birth can be achieved with minimal intervention. She believes that building a trusting relationship with her patients, providing education and including mothers and their families in their birth journey empowers them to make informed decisions.
Pregnancy and childbirth are transformational times in a woman’s life preparing her for motherhood and therefore are critical to her psychological and spiritual development as a woman. Providing women with the resources to maintain balance and advocate for themselves ultimately encourages them to take control of their own birth. In turn, women and their partners who feel empowered by their birth provider feel a greater sense of fulfillment.
“The greatest joy is to become a mother: the second greatest is to be a midwife”
— Norwegian Proverb