Services and Standards
Health Care Services
• Bioidentical hormone consultation and prescribing
• Natural family planning
• Well woman exams
• Contraceptive counseling
• Female health concerns
• Intermittent monitoring
• Ambulation during labor
• Water Birth - for selected candidates
• Labor Balls
• Personalized birth options
• Family-centered care
• Support natural childbirth
• Doulas welcome
• Epidurals and Intravenous sedation for pain control
We 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, family planning services, and referral for other diagnostic testing.
We offer all the latest, up-to-date testing available to pregnant women, from labwork to ultrasound. We are committed to helping you and your family have the best possible outcome. Patients may deliver at Harris Methodist Hospital as well as John Peter Smith Hospital
Collaboration and Consultation with Physicians
We practice as independent practitioners under guidelines that have been established with our consulting physicians at UNT Health. Our physicians will provide 24-hour consultation to handle any deviation from normal in prenatal care and birth. Women with gynecological problems beyond the scope of the practice and pregnant women who develop risks may be referred to these physicians. Clients requiring infertility work-ups, gynecological surgery, genetic counseling and amniocentesis will also be referred. Other practitioners will be consulted as needed, including: pediatricians, social workers, nutritionists, childbirth educators, and lactation consultants. Patients will be advised to secure the service of a pediatrician or family practitioner for newborn care.
Standards of Practice
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 at UNT Health.
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.