Midwifery & Doula Care
If you choose midwife or doula care for your pregnancy and delivery, trust the expert certified nurse midwives at Avera Medical Group Certified Nurse Midwifery in Sioux Falls, SD.
Compassionate Nurse Midwife Care
Enjoy compassionate care from registered nurses with advanced training in women's health. As skilled professionals, certified nurse midwives provide safe, individualized care with an understanding of your unique physical, social and spiritual needs. You’ll develop a personal relationship with your midwife while she helps manage your health with a focus on your wellness, education and empowerment.
Pregnancy & Childbirth
During pregnancy, your midwife will follow the standard course of prenatal care that includes prenatal visits, lab work, ultrasounds and more. She’ll accompany you each step of the way. Take advantage of working with a midwife who:
- Provides support to you in the hospital during labor and birth
- Works closely with Avera perinatologists and OB/GYN providers if high-risk pregnancy complications arise
- Stays with you even if intervention is needed
Annual Well Woman Care
No matter your age or stage of life, you can see a certified nurse midwife for your annual physical exam, which may include Pap tests, breast and pelvic exams, complete health history and general wellness counseling. Your midwife can screen for and treat vaginal infections, menstrual irregularities, pelvic pain and PMS. She can also talk with you about the risks and benefits of family planning options and fertility services.
For extra support during labor, consider including doula care as a part of your personal birth plan. Doulas are trained and experienced in offering physical and emotional support to you and your family during birth. You’ll benefit from continuous encouragement and assistance as your doula:
- Focuses on you throughout labor
- Offers suggestions
- Helps you form questions for your caregivers
- Helps your labor partner support you through labor