Women’s Healthcare Specialists at Nature Cures Clinic
Certified nurse-midwives (CNM) are primary care providers providing a full range of primary healthcare services for women throughout the lifespan, from early adolescence beyond menopause. Trained upon a philosophy affirming the normalcy of women’s lifecycles, the CNM’s at Nature Cures Clinic provide holistic healthcare that treats the whole woman with individualized methods of care.
Viewing the lifecycle of events such as puberty, menarche, birth and menopause as normal physiologic and developmental processes, we support women through these cycles while providing valuable resources for ongoing self care. Such care consists of the continuous and compassionate partnership between the trusted healthcare provider and the women and families they serve.
Practiced in the appropriate use of standard interventions and technology for current or potential health problems, the midwives at Nature Cures Clinic are also skilled at incorporating evidence-based complementary and alternative therapies. Using thoughtful communication, guidance and counseling, our CNMs support each woman to utilize the healing modality that best meets her unique health needs.
Our midwives recognize a woman’s self-determination and active participation in health care decisions.
As primary health care providers, CNMs provide full scope primary and gynecological care throughout the lifespan. Providing initial and ongoing comprehensive assessment, diagnosis, treatment, and individualized wellness education, they conduct physical examinations and procedures; prescribe medications; provide contraceptive methods; order and interpret laboratory and diagnostic tests, and order the use of medical devices. While many CNMs provide care through the prenatal, childbirth, and postpartum periods, our midwives are not currently providing these services.
Providing a lifetime of care
- Primary Care and well-woman exams
- Comprehensive gynecologic care
- Adolescent transitions
- Annual and interim physicals
- Pelvic and breast examinations
- Reproductive complaints
- Menstrual concerns & Infertility
- Family planning / Contraception
- IUD insertion
- Testing & lab work
- Education and counseling in nutrition, exercise, physiological and emotional changes, sexuality and family planning
Certified nurse-midwife’s (CNM) are educated in two disciplines: midwifery and nursing. With a master degree in nursing, a CNM must complete additional specialized education, be accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education (ACME), and pass a national certification examination administered by the American Midwifery Certification Board (AMCB). In Oregon, a CNM must also be licensed as a Nurse Midwife Nurse Practitioner.For more information about Certified Nurse Midwives: American College of Nurse Midwives. 2004. Our Philosophy Of The American College Of Nurse-Midwives. www.midwife.org Retrieved September 12, 2013 American College of Nurse Midwives. 2004. Code of Ethics. www.midwife.org Retrieved September 12, 2013 American College of Nurse Midwives. 2012. Core Competencies. www.midwife.org Retrieved September 12, 2013