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Fort Worth area nurse midwife group and women's health care providers.

UNT Health Certified Nurse Midwife Group

A Little About Us

To a Certified Nurse Midwife, every pregnancy is a unique event. That’s why our approach centers on the emotional, spiritual and physical needs of each woman. We encourage women and their families to consider their options for childbirth.

We also provide comprehensive women’s health care, offering safe quality health care to women throughout their lifespan. These services include: prenatal care inclusive of birth and postpartum exams, teenage health education and exams, preconception counseling, annual exams and family planning services.

Where Will You Birth?

image UNT Nurse-Midwives provide birth services primarily at Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth.  Since 2005, Harris Hospital has partnered with our group to support the women we serve.The nurses at Harris understand that pregnancy is a natural process and believe that every woman deserves a safe and satisfying birth experience.  We believe that hospital birth provides the best of both worlds.  While having the options of low to no interventions, you also have the availability of immediate resuscitation for your baby with a Level 3 NICU if needed. 

At Harris, your birthing suite can be your home away from home. You are free to use your own music, aromatherapy and wear what you want. Options of no IV, intermittent fetal monitoring, laboring and birthing in water are not only common, but routine, for our patients.  Our physician back up are always available for emergencies and respect our differences in practice styles.

imageWe understand that making the decision on where to give birth is very important.  We believe hospital birth is the safest option for the majority of families. As you are interviewing potential providers, please consider the following questions:

Hospital Birth:

Birth Center or Home Birth:

What is a Nurse Midwife?

The word midwife has been used for centuries to describe a woman who is “with women” at birth. A midwife was traditionally an older female in the family or the community. Today, the individuals who hold that title are highly educated professionals who work collaboratively with physicians.

A certified nurse midwife (CNM) is an individual educated in the two disciplines of nursing and midwifery, and possess evidence of certification according to the requirements of the American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM, 1987). Nurse – midwifery practice is the independent management of women’s health care, focusing particularly on pregnancy and gynecological needs of well women. The CNM practices within a health care system that provides for consultation, collaborative management or referral as indicated by the health status of the client. CNMs practice in accord with the “Standards for the Practice of Nurse-Midwifery,” as defined by the American College of Nurse-Midwives. The number of births attended by nurse-midwives in the state of Texas has risen each year. As parents experience the benefits of midwifery care, this trend will continue.

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Birth is not only about making babies. Birth is about making mothers ~ strong, competent, capable mothers who trust themselves and know their inner strength.

—Barbara Katz Rothman

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