Expecting? The Process of Creating a Physiological Birth. | Debra K.

February 13, 2015 4:17 AM

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As an advocate for natural health, I hope to educate those of you who are pregnant, or may be thinking of starting or adding to your family, on the many benefits of working with a Certified Nurse-Midwife (CNM). In my quest to learn about the field of nurse-midwifery, I started researching Frontier Nursing University nearly three years ago. After speaking with dozens of Frontier grads and faculty members, I decided that, if I ever had another baby (which won't be happening as I'm in my mid-40s and currently in medicinally induced menopause! That's a whole other story), I would definitely use the services of a CNM.

CNMs have a master's and/or doctoral degree and, therefore, have the authority to perform examinations, order lab tests, prescribe medications, etc. In many parts of the world, CNMs are the main providers of care for childbearing women. Statistics from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Preven...

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