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Acclaim Nurse-Midwives
Fort Worth, Texas

About

Practice Model of Care

We practice according to the American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM) “Standards of Practice”, “Code of Ethics for Certified Nurse-Midwives”, “Philosophy of the American College of Nurse-Midwives”, and formal protocols developed in collaboration with the faculty of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Nurse-midwifery management has been proven to be clinically safe and competent while providing the support necessary to make the childbirth experience more rewarding and satisfying for women. This philosophy extends to the care of women throughout the life cycle.

What Is A Certified 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.

Our Mission

As nurse-midwives and long-term providers of women’s health care, we believe that every woman is entitled to comprehensive, community-oriented health care in a setting that supports cultural variations and fosters the dignity of each individual. We view the components of healthcare to include the emotional, spiritual and physical needs of the individual. Pregnancy and childbirth are viewed as normal life processes and every woman should be allowed to actively participate in the decision-making and planning of her care.

Our Nurse-Midwives

The Nurse-Midwives below cover Labor & Delivery one day a month and may be a part of your birth team.

Services

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Annual Physical Exam

Menopausal Care

Adolescent Health education and Exams

Sexually Transmitted Infection prevention and evaluation

Pelvic Health and Wellness

Prenatal and Reproductive Care

Contraception Counseling

Preconception Care

Prenatal Care

Labor and Delivery

Labor and Delivery Location

Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth.

Since 2005, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth has partnered with our group to support the women we serve. The nurses at THFW understand that pregnancy is a natural process and believe that every woman deserves a safe and satisfying birth experience. We believe that birthing in the hospital provides the best of both worlds.  While having low or no intervention options, clients also have the availability of emergent resources, including a Level 3 NICU.

We also provide services at John Peter Smith Hospital.

Birth Preference Plan

During the course of your prenatal care, we encourage you to discuss with the midwife your desires for your labor and delivery experience. We encourage you to develop a birth plan to be reviewed at a visit and provided to the hospital staff when you present for delivery. Having a birth plan facilitates continuity amongst your entire care team.

Additionally, many of our clients have a support person or doula for their labor, which we always welcome. If you are interested in more information on the benefits of doulas, or how to contact a doula, please bring this up with the midwife.

Some clients desire to have their other children present for the birth of the baby. Children and siblings are invited as long as they are supervised by another adult at all times.

 

Natural Birthing Services

We off services that will aide in the natural birthing process:

Intermittent monitoring
Ambulation during labor
Birthing balls
Breathing techniques
Hydrotherapy such as Water birth or Shower
Music (you must bring)
Doulas welcome
Postpartum Herbal bath

Assisted Birthing Services

We also provide Epidurals, oral/IV pain medication and Nitrous Oxide options.

Mother-Baby Bonding

We provide skin to skin bonding immediately once the infant has been delivered and stable.

Postpartum Care

We provide care during your postpartum period and traditionally see you in the office at 2 and 6 weeks postpartum.

Vaginal Birth After Cesarean

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists states that attempted a vaginal birth after cesarean(VBAC) is a safe and appropriate choice for most women who have had a prior cesarean delivery, including for some women who have had two previous cesareans.

Scheduled Repeat Cesarean

With the aid of Texas Health Harris Methodist Fort Worth, we offer Family Centered Cesarean Section. Please ask us for more information at a visit and what this includes.

Resources

Prenatal and Newborn Classes

Breastfeeding Resource Center – The Breastfeeding Resource Center and Boutique at Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth is staffed with registered nurses who are International Board Certified Lactation Consultants. The Boutique is located on the ground floor of the Richardson Tower, open Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and closed Sunday. For more information, please call 817-250-BABY (817-250-2229), or 1-877-421-7969.

Contact Us

We believe every woman should be able to contact her provider immediately in case of emergency.
We have an answering service 24 hours a day.

We accept most major insurance carriers and Medicaid.
Physician consultants readily available.

*DO NOT use this email for communication regarding medical conditions. If you need to contact the nurse-midwife regarding an emergency and are an established patient, please contact us through our answering service.

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Locations

Our offices are located at:

Klabzuba Building on Harris Campus
1300 West Terrell Ave, Suite 360
Fort Worth, TX 76104

817-735-2352 office 817-882-8656 fax