Certified nurse midwives at Penn Medicine are experienced registered nurses who have advanced training in women’s health services. At Penn, you have a choice of receiving care from an OB-GYN or a certified nurse midwife.

About Penn Medicine Certified Nurse Midwives

Our certified nurse midwives provide care for women from puberty through menopause. Services include:

  • Family planning counseling and birth control
  • Menopause care and symptom relief
  • Prenatal, pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum care
  • Treatment for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and infections, such as yeast, urinary tract and bladder
  • Well-woman gynecological exams

Penn Medicine Nurse Midwifery Services: Why Choose Us?

Our certified nurse midwives partner with you to provide a more natural childbirth experience. Healthy women with low-risk pregnancies can receive all care from a nurse midwife.

Your family benefits from:

  • Deep expertise: We have decades of experience caring for women and delivering babies. We’re the oldest and most experienced nurse midwifery program in Philadelphia. Our nurse midwives bring thousands of babies into the world every year.
  • Holistic approach to childbirth: We listen to your needs and concerns. Together, we create a birth plan that supports the natural processes of pregnancy and childbirth. During labor, we use techniques that help you avoid interventions, such as labor-inducing drugs. Nearly half — 45 percent — of women who deliver with a certified nurse midwife at Pennsylvania Hospital don’t need an epidural.
  • Dedicated care team: If you develop complications during pregnancy or labor, we tap the expertise and support of Penn’s highly skilled OB-GYNs. We also work with doulas, specialists who provide nonmedical support for women in labor. Meet our nurse midwifery services team.
  • Education and support: We make sure you have the information you need to make knowledgeable decisions about your health care. We respect your desire to make choices that represent your beliefs and values.
  • High standards of care: Our certified nurse midwives follow strict care standards set by the American College of Nurse-Midwives and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.

Childbirth at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP)

Nurse midwives at these practices deliver babies at HUP:

Certified Nurse Midwifery Practices that Deliver at Pennsylvania Hospital

Nurse midwives at these practices deliver babies at Pennsylvania Hospital:

Request an Appointment

To request an appointment, please call 800-789-7366 or complete our online form.

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Nurse-Midwifery Services Team

Penn nurse-midwives provide the full spectrum of care for moms and babies before, during and after childbirth.

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