Midwifery services in Frankfort, Kentucky

Being pregnant and giving birth are normal life processes for which a woman's body is well-designed. Midwives provide attentive, sensitive care to support you through the process of giving birth, instilling confidence regarding your own body's ability to do so safely.

The Center for Women's Health at Frankfort Regional Medical Center is proud to offer midwifery services. Our midwives provide "hands-on" care throughout your labor, delivery and postpartum stay. In order to have midwifery care during your labor and birth, you will need to receive your prenatal care through midwifery services.

To learn more about our midwifery services, call (877) 376-2631.

Benefits of a midwife

There are many benefits for the woman and her family in being cared for by a midwife. Most notably, there is less chance of complications and fewer interventions. Certified nurse midwives work individually with each woman and her family to identify their unique physical, social and emotional needs.

You will enjoy the extended time midwives spend with you during labor and delivery. Midwives understand that pregnancy and childbirth involve every part of a woman. Your midwife will help you through your experience in the way most suited for you and will offer a variety of methods for your comfort and progress during labor.

Our midwives offer:

  • Encouragement
  • Massage
  • Relaxation
  • Assistance laboring in water
  • Assistance changing positions
  • Other natural approaches to managing labor

encouragement, massage, relaxation, laboring in water, changing positions and many other approaches to help through labor.

Nurse midwives work collaboratively with physicians and other healthcare professionals. Although they work independently in many areas, consulting with physicians is an important aspect of a nurse midwife's job.