Doctor vs. Certified Nurse Midwife vs. Nurse Practitioner - What's the difference?
We outlined the similarities and main differences in these roles in healthcare
help you decide which care provider is right for you.
Commitment to patient safety and comfort. Certified Nurse Midwives (CNM)
and Certified Nurse Practitioner (CNP) often work together with doctors.
Highly trained, licensed and regulated by the state in which they practice.
All provide a broad range of women’s health services that includes
annual check-ups, birth control
and menopausal care as well as family planning, pre-conception and postpartum care.
Education: Four years of medical school followed by four years of residency and an
additional three years of specialized training.
High and Low-Risk Pregnancies: Trained to manage high-risk pregnancies and provide care for any complications
that may arise during delivery.
Delivery: Deliver babies in a hospital and have surgical training to perform scheduled
and unplanned emergency C-sections.
Low-Risk Pregnancies: Trained to manage low-risk pregnancies and births.
Delivery: Deliver babies in hospitals, private practices, or birthing centers. Often,
midwives will also offer alternative deliveries such as water births.
Education: Bachelor and Master of Science in Nursing, including several hundred clock
hours working with a preceptor in a clinical setting.
Low-Risk Pregnancies: Trained to manage low-risk pregnancies, routine visits and testing.
Expecting women in the Napoleon area are welcome to tour our
birthing care center and receive local care for all of the pregnancy and post-partum needs.
Schedule your appointment with
Riverview Women’s Care today at 419-599-0055.