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.