Misconceptions of Midwifery!

Misconceptions of Midwifery!

Let’s talk about the most common misconceptions of midwifery (mid-WIFF-ree).

#1. Midwives only deliver babies at home.

While some women are attended by nurse-midwives at home or in birth centers, 98% of births attended by CNMs take place in a hospital.

#2. If you see a midwife, you can’t have any pain medication in labor.

Midwives are happy to support their patients in their birth choices, and many women choose an epidural for pain relief.

#3. Midwives lack formal education.Screen Shot 2014-11-19 at 7.33.48 PM

Certified Nurse Midwives are nurses with advanced degrees – typically a Master’s or Doctorate. A CNM is a nurse practitioner with the ability to write prescriptions for medication.

#4. I only need a midwife if I’m pregnant.

Midwives do deliver babies, but also provide contraceptive counseling, annual exams, pap smears, hormone replacement therapy, and treat common GYN problems as well.

#5. Midwives don’t work with doctors.

Midwives can not take care of women safely without having solid relationships with OB/GYNs – experts in high risk, medical complications and surgery. Boca Midwifery is proud to work closely with David I. Lubetkin, MD – Ob/Gyn.


ihelpmoms.com loves providers Dr. David Lubetkin and Certified Nurse Midwife, Courtney McMillian of Boca Midwifery.  Screen Shot 2014-11-19 at 7.33.14 PM

Specializing in all aspects of Obstetrics and Gynecology, including High Risk Pregnancies, Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery, Adolescent Gynecology, Menopause Management, Treatments for Abnormal/Heavy Menstrual Bleeding, Family Planning & Contraception.  We offer in office Ultrasound Examinations, Blood Drawing, and Bone Density Exams.  They  are VBAC Friendly!!

If you have had a cesarean delivery (also called a C-section) in the past, you may be able to deliver your next baby vaginally. This is called vaginal birth after cesarean, or VBAC. Most women, whether they deliver vaginally or by C-section , Screen Shot 2014-11-19 at 7.33.29 PMdon’t have serious problems from childbirth.