Prenatal and Obstetrics Care

No matter how far along you are, Research Medical Center provides the best care for you and your unborn child. Learn about some of the services we offer for expectant parents. Also take a look at the testing and screening section to find out more about your child before he or she is even born. With services such as nurse midwives, you’ll be in good hands at Research Medical Center. Some of our other services include:

  • Lactation consultants
  • Baby warmers
  • Group tours
Prenatal and Obstetrics Care


Nurse Midwives

Research Medical Center’s team includes certified nurse midwives who provide the mother with education, counseling and hands-on assistance through both pregnancy and labor and delivery. Our certified nurse midwives have established excellence in midwifery, reflecting a philosophy of care that is directed at the woman and her individual reproductive needs. A midwife usually offers a variety of options and seeks to eliminate or minimize interventions, with services including:

  • Annual gynecologic exams
  • Breast-feeding guidance and support
  • Doula referral services
  • Family planning
  • Father-assisted birth
  • Preconception care
  • Prenatal care
  • Labor and delivery support
  • Newborn care
  • Menopausal management
  • Vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC)

Midwives are appropriate for low-risk pregnancies (60 to 80 percent of all pregnancies are low-risk).

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For information about high-risk pregnancy risk factors, please visit Fertility & Family Planning.