Get to Know Samantha Corral, Certified-Nurse Midwife

A certified nurse midwife (CNM) is a specific kind of advanced practice nurse that specializes in women’s healthcare services. CNMs are licensed, independent health care providers with prescriptive authority in all 50 states. CNMs focus on participating as partners in...

What Does a Nurse-Midwife Do Exactly?

Midwives do more than deliver babies. The motto of the American College of Nurse Midwives (ACNM) is “Today’s Midwife: With Women, for a Lifetime.” Nurse-midwives support women during pregnancy, labor, delivery, postpartum and afterward. Typically, they learn about the...

Maternal Mortality – How You Can Protect Yourself

Let’s start with the good news: Infant mortality has reached an all-time low. While this is cause for celebration, a recent analysis by the CDC found that mothers in the United States have a higher rate of dying after giving birth than many other developed countries....

The 3 Stages of Childbirth

As Gloria Steinem has said, “Childbirth is more admirable than conquest, more amazing than self-defense, and as courageous as either one.” Regardless of how your baby is delivered every mom deserves a blue ribbon at childbirth. Some women deliver by Cesarean Section,...