Would you like to work with caring and nurturing health providers who listen to you?
Midwifery at WHA offers a full range of services.
In addition to midwifery, our collaboration with WHA Chapel Hill and WHA Durham allows us to provide a wide range of medical care. We work closely with other practitioners and specialists to ensure a comprehensive approach to patients’ overall well-being.
Are you planning on getting pregnant, or already expecting a baby?
Midwifery at WHA honors your birth experience.
Many expectant mothers want a provider who offers a more personal approach to having a baby. Our certified nurse-midwives establish close relationships with patients and their families.
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Meet the Midwives of Women's Health Alliance
We are modern midwives!
Nurse-midwives are trained and capable of providing individualized care during pregnancy and birth, with or without medications and anesthesia.
Do you want to have choices and feel empowered throughout your birth experience?
Your choices. Your plan.
Our midwives guide you through creating your own birth plan. When it’s time to deliver, they follow your plan to ensure the birth experience you want.
Would you like to meet like-minded women in a small group setting and talk over your questions and concerns?
Group Prenatal Care at Midwifery at WHA
CenteringPregnancy® is an exciting way for women and their families to get prenatal care. Women spend more time with their healthcare provider and with other pregnant women. Our patients learn far more about pregnancy, childbirth, and parenting than they ever expected.
Midwifery at Women’s Health Alliance
We believe that pregnancy and birth are a normal process in a woman’s life. We guide you and your family through pregnancy, labor, and delivery, as well as helpful preparation for parenting. Our midwives also provide preventative well-woman care to women seeking gynecological care throughout their lifetimes.
Peace of Mind
Women’s Health Alliance has physicians on call with our midwives 24 hours a day. Both the midwives and the physicians of WHA are up to date on the condition and status of each patient.
Nurse-midwives have been practicing in the U.S. since the 1920s. Today, certified nurse-midwives are registered nurses who have graduated from a nurse-midwifery master’s degree program accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education (ACME) and have passed a national certification exam.
Why Choose Midwifery at WHA?
Our work is our life’s passion.
We are backed by caring and supportive doctors who give both us and our patients an added measure of security.
We have years of midwifery experience, individual and combined.
Our patients give birth at Duke Regional Hospital, which is convenient to our Brier Creek, Chapel Hill, and Durham locations.
Because Duke Regional Hospital is a community hospital, you receive the most personalized care available.
You can benefit from the streamlined health care services of a nurse midwife even if you don’t plan on having a baby.
We offer free consultations, and in our Brier Creek office, often same-day appointments. In Brier Creek, it is likely that we can see you today — call us!
Facts About Midwives and Midwifery
Fact: Most certified nurse-midwives work in hospitals. Some midwives attend home births, and some midwives work at birthing centers apart from hospitals. Our midwives attend births at Duke Regional Hospital in Durham, NC.
Fact: The midwives of WHA work with a team of doctors who are on call 24/7 in case additional safety measures are required.
Fact: Using a midwife does not preclude the use of medications. Our midwives will help you have a medication free birth if that is what you seek. If you need pain relief measures, intravenous pain medicine and epidurals are available.
Fact: Though there are varying levels of midwives in the United States, our midwives are certified nurse-midwives (CNMs) who have at least a bachelor’s degree and may have a master’s or doctoral degree; have completed both nursing and midwifery training; have passed exams to become certified; and have fulfilled state licensing requirements.
Fact: Midwives are covered by most insurance plans.
Our Partner Hospital
The Birth Place at Duke Regional Hospital
As we all know, the best things come in small packages, and Duke Regional Hospital has been helping to deliver them for more than 30 years. Their experienced team is ready to assist our midwives and doctors with the pampering of mom, dad, and baby.
- Eight labor and delivery suites, four with whirlpool tubs.
- 29 private mother/baby rooms.
- Lightweight, cordless, waterproof fetal and maternal monitors to provide mothers with greater freedom of movement during labor and more flexibility in choice of birthing positions.
- An 18-bed Level II Special Care Nursery.
- A strict infant security system.
- A hospital-based anesthesia team available 24 hours a day.
- Two operating rooms and two recovery rooms within the Labor and Delivery Unit for when C-sections are necessary.
You will receive the exceptional care and special touches found only at a community hospital that is part of a world-class health system. At Duke Regional Hospital, thousands of babies are delivered each year — and when you are there, you and your baby are the top priority.