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Phone: 770-996-1200 | Fax: 770-907-5279
Riverdale Office: 81 Upper Riverdale Road | Suite 210 | Riverdale, GA 30274
McDonough Office: 906 Hampton Road | McDonough, GA 30253

Midwifery

Nurse-midwifery dates back to 1925 in the United States. Today, all nurse-midwifery programs are at colleges and universities. Most nurse-midwives graduate at the Master's degree level. These programs must be accredited by the American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM) in order for graduates to take the National Certification Examination. Applicants for nurse-midwife programs usually must be registered nurses and have at least 1 to 2 years of nursing experience.

Many studies over the past 20 to 30 years have shown that nurse-midwives can manage most perinatal (including prenatal, delivery, and postpartum) care. They are also qualified to deliver most family planning and gynecological needs of women of all ages.

Our nurse-midwives work with our OB/GYN doctors on cases that include high-risk pregnancies and care for pregnant women who also have a chronic illness.

Certified nurse-midwives (CNMs) are educated and trained to provide a broad range of health care services for women and newborns including:

  • Taking a medical history, and doing a physical exam
  • Ordering laboratory tests and procedures
  • Managing therapy
  • Conducting activities that promote women's health and reduce health risks

Two South Metro-Atlanta Offices

MyOBGYN has two practice locations conveniently located in Riverdale and McDonough for your appointments. We provide hospital care at Southern Regional Medical Center. Our offices are conveniently located to the hospital.