Our Midwives 2016-10-12T16:55:46+00:00

Our Midwives

At Shenandoah Women’s Healthcare in Harrisonburg, Virginia we have an incredible team of Certified Nurse Midwives (CNM). They’re passionate about providing healthcare to women of all ages throughout the Shenandoah Valley.

Pregnancy Care

Midwives are perhaps best known for the pregnancy care services they provide. At SWHC, our midwives offer the choice of traditional pregnancy care and our unique Centering Pregnancy care program.

Centering Pregnancy is an innovative approach to prenatal care that can provide improved outcomes for both mother and baby. Expectant mothers will have private appointments when needed, but otherwise meet in small groups with other pregnant women and healthcare practitioners. Expectant mothers will enjoy the sense of community and togetherness Centering Pregnancy offers, as well as more time to learn from our practitioners and other mothers.

In addition to Centering Pregnancy, our midwives are able to provide comprehensive prenatal care for mother and child. They’re also present during labor and delivery, helping to maximize the likelihood of a healthy mother and baby, as well as ensure a satisfying and enriching birthing experience

Primary Gynecological Care

Don’t forget: Our Certified Nurse Midwives do so much more than care for pregnant women.

Because of their well-rounded clinical training, Certified Nurse Midwives are experts in all aspects of women’s health. They’re able to provide care for women in any stage of life, from adolescence through menopause and beyond.

Our midwives trust their patients to make good decisions, they’re passionate about helping women understand their choices, and respect the power of women’s bodies and births.

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Are you ready to take control of you health?

Call Shenandoah Women’s Healthcare today to schedule your appointment.

(540) 438-1314

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can Certified Nurse Midwives help with a Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC)?
Yes! Women who are interested in VBAC have a 74% success rate when working with the midwives at SWHC. But often, women who need a repeat c-section often still choose midwifery care because they appreciate the extra time and attention at their prenatal visits.

If I work with a midwife will I still be able to see a physician?
Of course! All of our midwives have a collaborative relationship with our physicians. You’ll receive outstanding care from both physicians and midwives at SWHC. Together our team will do everything in their power to help you have a successful pregnancy, even if complications like gestational diabetes or elevated blood pressure occur.

Do you recommend natural births?
As your midwives, our first priorities are a healthy mom and a healthy baby. For some women, this means having the support and encouragement to labor naturally and without pain medication. Others definitely want an epidural or the option to use pain medication. We will help you make the best choice for yourself and your child.

What services do you offer at your Harrisonburg clinic?
When you work with a midwife at Shenandoah Women’s Healthcare, you’ll be able to have an ultrasound, your lab work, and even non-stress tests performed right at our clinic!

How can a midwife help women who aren’t pregnant?
Our midwives are trained to provide outstanding care and support to women of any age. Their holistic approach to healthcare will help you better understand your body and your health. Our midwives work to make sure you understand your options and help you to make the decision that’s right for you. Midwives aren’t just caregivers, they’re your partners in health.

Will insurance pay for a midwife?
This depends on your insurance plan. We’re members of the Valley Health Plan and Multiplan networks and we accept insurance from Aetna, Anthem, Cigna, Tricare, Southern Health, Medicaid, Virginia Premier, Optima, and United Healthcare. We can help you file claims with your insurance company if necessary. Read more about how we work with insurance companies and our billing policies here.

How can I start working with a midwife?
You can request an appointment online or you can call our clinic at (540) 438-1314.