Throughout your pregnancy, you’ve likely become rather familiar with the term “contractions.” And, depending on how far along you are, you may have already felt some already. Those early Braxton Hicks contractions that made your stomach feel hard and tight are just a warm-up for your uterus. Contractions are the muscle contractions happening within your
Today, pregnant women have many choices, and the core of all of these is to have a healthy baby. While there are different options available to create a unique birth experience, it is important to understand that you and your baby’s health should always be the top priority. Although women have been giving birth for thousands of years, it is medical advances and resources that have made birth much
You’ve heard it before. Making good choices is important. It’s true, especially when it comes to sexual activity and birth control. You can choose not to be sexually active, but if you decide to have sex, use birth control to protect yourself from an unwanted pregnancy. A Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM) can help you make
What is a Certified Nurse Midwife? Many Southdale ObGyn patients ask, “What exactly is a nurse midwife?” The definition is quite fitting. Midwife comes from the old English ‘mid’ and ‘wife’ meaning “with woman.” Certified Nurse Midwives (CNM’s) care for women of all ages. In addition to specializing in pregnancy and birth, they see patients
Choosing a healthcare provider to guide you through your pregnancy and childbirth is an important — and very personal — decision. It’s vital to establish a good rapport with your provider, making it easy for you to ask questions and express concerns. But just as important is sharing the same philosophy when it comes to
Women who choose Southdale ObGyn have options. Our certified nurse-midwives give excellent prenatal, delivery and postpartum care. Certified nurse-midwives (CNMs) are Masters prepared advanced practice nurses who are licensed by the Minnesota Board of Nursing and certified through the American Midwifery Certification Board. A CNM guides pregnant women through the physical and emotional challenges of
From teen years through menopause, we know that women want and need choices, especially when it comes to childbirth. Southdale ObGyn offers certified nurse midwife services in Edina and Burnsville, with deliveries at Fairview Southdale Hospital. Find out more about our midwife services here.
We are happy to welcome Jana Flesher, Certified Nurse Midwife, to our team. As a midwife, Jana manages low risk pregnancies, delivers babies, and also offers gynecological and preventative care for women of all ages. Women seeking minimal intervention during pregnancy and delivery will be especially thrilled by the level of personal and professional support