Our new Maternal Health Initiative at Ascension St. Joseph Hospital improves attendance with prenatal care appointments, thereby giving new moms-to-be the best chance at healthy babies -- improving birth outcomes.
The Initiative provides a Navigator to work with women to identify barriers to appointment attendance, such as a lack of transportation or care for children in their families, and connects them to resources to overcome those obstacles.
Also available are Certified Nurse Midwives (CNMs) who are licensed healthcare professionals with expertise in providing care to women during pregnancy, labor, delivery, and postpartum recovery.
In addition to providing care during pregnancy and childbirth, certified nurse-midwives are primary healthcare providers to women throughout their lifespan, including . gynecology, annual exams, and well-woman care.