Midwife's hands measure pregnant belly during prenatal exam

With the expertise of our certified nurse midwives, the University of Chicago Medicine Family Birth Center offers a broader range of birthing options in the safety of a hospital setting. Nurse midwives play a unique role in optimizing the childbirth experience for patients whose pregnancies are low-risk.

What is a midwife?

Our midwives are advanced practice nurses who specialize in prenatal care, labor and childbirth as well as postpartum, infant and gynecologic wellness care. Nurse midwives' expertise is rooted in a philosophy of care that prioritizes evidence-based practices and customizes each patient's birth experience to their unique health needs and preferences. Numerous studies associate midwifery with highly favorable outcomes for patients giving birth and their babies.

Personalized, Woman-Centered Care

Certified Nurse Midwives

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