Certified nurse midwife Joanne Cunha, CNM, MS, describes her role as a healthcare provider in the new Saint Peter’s Midwifery Program within the Department of Obstetrics/Gynecology.
The Saint Peter’s University Hospital Midwifery Program provides women’s reproductive health services for women throughout their lives, particularly during pregnancy, and labor and delivery. Other services range from annual exams to menopausal care. Certified nurse-midwives provide a personalized, natural approach to pregnancy and birth, offering birthing options such as the use of tools like a birthing ball during labor and delivery. In addition to medical care, they serve as coaches, providing counseling and support to patient during pregnancy and delivery.