Midwifery ServicesWe offer the only 24/7 midwifery option in the Fredericksburg area
What is a Certified Nurse Midwife?
Certified Nurse Midwives (CNM) are health care providers, with an advanced degree in Nursing, that offer health care services and options to women of all ages, during all stages of life from adolescence, through the child-bearing years, and into menopause. With their advanced education and focus on research and partnering with women, they are among the most modem, forward-thinking health providers in the United States today.
Whether you’re a first-time mom or getting ready for your fourth child a midwife can help you feel confident and prepared to welcome your new baby. Midwives view pregnancy and birth as normal life events that are best protected through education and support, intervening only when medically necessary.
Why Choose a Midwife?
In our society, many health care services are offered as one-size-fits-all. Choosing a midwife offers you a chance for expert personalized care based on research and evidence. Midwifery care does not rely on providing a specific set of childbirth procedures or practices for all women.
Instead, midwives tailor care to meet the wants and needs of each woman and her baby. In this way, midwives maintain the best conditions possible for a safe and healthy outcome for all involved.
For additional information please visit: www.midwife.org
What We Provide
- High Risk Pregnancy Care
- Complete Prenatal and Postnatal Care
- Well Woman Examinations
- 3D/4D Ultrasound
- Later Childbearing
Patient Midwife Experiences
I am grateful for Dana Taylor’s maternity and women’s wellness care. Dana is caring and compassionate while maintaining objectivity in her advice based on her experience and the latest medical information. She is an excellent listener, thorough, and never rushed during appointments. Dana is patient-dedicated and delivered my son in the early morning hours of her day off. We are approaching our second child’s birth, and my family has full confidence in Dana to safely deliver the baby and manage all aspects of my care. She is everything I could expect of a provider and is among the best I have seen in any medical specialty.Whitney R.
I started seeing Dana when I was a teenager and having issues with my cycle. As a teenager then she explained everything before proceeding with the exam and helped a very nervous teenager through her first GYN visit. Naturally when my husband and I decided to have children I knew I wanted to continue to see Dana as my OB this time. I knew I wanted to have a natural delivery but didn’t know if I could actually do it. The day came for delivery and of course Dana was right there even though she had just left from delivering someone else’s baby very early in the morning to go home. She was back at the hospital so quickly and was so enthusiastic to deliver my daughter. When I didn’t think I could do it anymore and deliver naturally, Dana was very calm and gentle yet she motivated me to go through with the natural delivery I so desperately wanted. Had she not been there it may have been a different story. Dana is amazing with all ages and circumstances and I will always choose to see her above anyone else!Lauren S.