Family Birthing CenterCertified Nurse MidwifeThe Area's Only Certified Nurse Midwife Program
The first and only certified nurse-midwife program in Green Bay is offered in partnership by Prevea Health and the St. Mary's and St. Vincent Family Birthing Centers
. It's yet another personalized alternative for pregnancy, delivery and general women's care, and its staff of Prevea certified nurse-midwives has grown to three. What is a Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM)?
Certified nurse midwives are licensed health care professionals who are educated in both nursing and midwifery. A CNM has graduated from an advanced program accredited by the American College of Nurse-Midwives, usually with a master's degree in science. CNM's must pass a national examination for certification by the American College of Nurse-Midwives. Certified-nurse midwives at Prevea Health are licensed in Wisconsin as RN's, nurse-midwives, and advance practice nurse-prescribers. They attend continuing education programs and keep up to date on the latest research. Care is provided by the ACNM standards for the practice of nurse-midwifery. CNM's care emphasizes education, healthy lifestyles and family-centered care throughout life. Their philosophy of care is focused on the needs of the individual and family for physical care, emotional and social support. Active involvement of client and significant others according to cultural values and personal preferences during pregnancy and birth is promoted. Is a CNM right for you?
CNM's provide primary health care to women, with a focus on health education. You will have plenty of time to ask your CNM questions. CNM's blend the supportive care that women expect with the scientific knowledge needed for safe practice, which includes collaboration with the medical team. A women's health also determines if CNM care is right for you. A CNM offers:
Prenatal care, labor and delivery care in the hospital, care after birth, gynecological exams, breastfeeding education and support, assistance with family planning decisions, menopausal management, counseling in health maintenance and disease prevention. The CNM and your baby...
CNM's guide expectant mothers on a holistic journey through pregnancy and beyond. Women can chose a CNM to provide care during their pregnancy independently or in collaboration with Prevea obstetricians. A CNM can attend your delivery independently within the safety of the hospital environment. CNM's have the ability to deliver your baby, but they also have the full services of the hospital available in the event of a complication.
They remain by your side through labor and delivery
| || ||Marta Brace, MSN, CNM, IBCLC|
Certified by the American Midwifery Certification Board, Marta has more than 30 years of experience as a CNM. She’s a certified lactation consultant with a master’s degree from the University of Illinois.
| || ||Abbey Maraka, MSN, CNM|
Certified by the American Midwifery Certification Board, Abbey received her master’s degree from Marquette University in Wisconsin.
| || ||Toni Westphal, MSN, CNM|
Toni is certified by the American Midwifery Certification Board. She received her master’s degree from the University of Minnesota.
A CNM can guide you through a non-medicated labor if you choose, or you have the option of using medication during labor. All CNM's have arrangements with obstetricians for consultation, and a system for managing complications in labor. Your CNM works within a team of physicians, nurse practioners, physician assistants, nurses and support staff to provide the best possible care. CNM's strive to empower women to personalize their birthing experience.
To schedule an appointment, call (920) 405-1430 or visit www.prevea.com
A "meet the provider" visit is complimentary.