Midwife | Norton Healthcare Louisville, Ky.

Choosing a Midwife for Your Birth

You have a lot of options when it comes to how you’ll give birth. One of the most important decisions you’ll make is choosing a health care professional to deliver your baby.

At Norton Healthcare, we believe in providing you with the care you want and the care you may need. Choosing a midwife for your care is becoming more and more popular — that’s why we employ certified nurse midwives (CNM), highly trained nurse practitioners who are board certified in midwifery.

Why Choose a Midwife?

Modern-day midwives provide care to women of all ages for obstetric and gynecological care. But their main focus is on women in their childbearing years, and may place an emphasis on natural childbirth without pain management or alternative birth plans. However, it’s a common misconception that midwives only oversee natural births. If you’re expecting and would like to use pain management such as epidural or nitrous oxide, you can still choose a midwife for your care.

What Can You Expect From a Midwife?

  • A midwife gives holistic support during labor and natural childbirth.
  • A midwife educates on family planning, pregnancy and birthing options.
  • A midwife can work with you to create a birth plan that’s individualized for your needs.
  • Certified nurse midwives can deliver babies.
  • A midwife provides care to you after baby arrives, during all stages of your life, not just for your pregnancy.
Women’s Health – 4GYN

Baby Bistro & Boutique celebrates milestone in offering breastfeeding supplies and help

Just in time for National Breastfeeding Month, Baby Bistro & Boutique is marking its fifth anniversary of providing advice, supplies and support to breastfeeding moms. Moms and their families can buy and rent breast pumps [...]

Read Full Story

COVID-19 transmission risk for moms and babies

As the coronavirus outbreak continues, the medical community learns more about how it affects certain populations. A study released July 9 by the University of Milan in Italy found the coronavirus and antibodies against it […]

Read Full Story

Breastfeeding and coronavirus: What you need to know

There isn’t enough experience with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, to know whether mothers can transmit it via breast milk, but according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), available data suggests […]

Read Full Story

What to expect and do if your due date is approaching

Pregnancy can be an exciting and challenging time no matter when you’re due. However, if your due date is approaching during a global pandemic, you may have a lot of questions. Should I change my […]

Read Full Story

Coronavirus y embarazo: lo que necesita saber

Si usted está embarazada o planea un embarazo, puede preguntarse cómo el coronavirus / COVID-19 podría afectarla a usted y a su bebé. Los obstetras / ginecólogos, parteras y otro personal que brinda atención de […]

Read Full Story
Related Stories

Baby Bistro & Boutique celebrates milestone in offering breastfeeding supplies and help

Just in time for National Breastfeeding Month, Baby Bistro & Boutique is marking its fifth anniversary of providing advice, supplies and support to breastfeeding moms. Moms and their families can buy and rent breast pumps [...]

Read Full Story

COVID-19 transmission risk for moms and babies

As the coronavirus outbreak continues, the medical community learns more about how it affects certain populations. A study released July 9 by the University of Milan in Italy found the coronavirus and antibodies against it […]

Read Full Story

Breastfeeding and coronavirus: What you need to know

There isn’t enough experience with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, to know whether mothers can transmit it via breast milk, but according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), available data suggests […]

Read Full Story

What to expect and do if your due date is approaching

Pregnancy can be an exciting and challenging time no matter when you’re due. However, if your due date is approaching during a global pandemic, you may have a lot of questions. Should I change my […]

Read Full Story

Coronavirus y embarazo: lo que necesita saber

Si usted está embarazada o planea un embarazo, puede preguntarse cómo el coronavirus / COVID-19 podría afectarla a usted y a su bebé. Los obstetras / ginecólogos, parteras y otro personal que brinda atención de […]

Read Full Story

Search our entire site.

Schedule an Appointment

Select an appointment date and time from available spots listed below.