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Midwifery Services

WVU Medicine midwives provide quality healthcare to women, offering guidance in developing healthy lifestyles for teenagers and women of childbearing age.

Nurse midwives are probably best known for providing prenatal care and support during childbirth. We help women develop birth plans and make decisions about pain management during labor.

WVU’s midwives are also trained to identify unexpected emergency situations during childbirth. The midwife group works in partnership with our obstetrics and gynecology physicians.

Our midwives are also skilled team in primary gynecologic care, and we offer midwifery services in multiple locations, listed below.

Additionally, we teach patients about birth control options and prescribe medications, including the placement of IUDs or sub-dermal birth control devices. We also provide preconception and fertility counseling.

All of WVU Medicine’s midwives are registered nurses who have successfully completed an accredited midwife graduate education program and have passed a national certification exam that is administered by the American College of Nurse Midwives.

Midwifery Q & A

What is a midwife? Certified nurse midwives are licensed healthcare providers who support women with lifelong gynecologic and obstetric care. As maternity caregivers, their goal is to help each mother have a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby. Midwives also provide routine healthcare, including perimenopausal services for mature women, referring our patients to other specialists as needed.

What is special about WVU Medicine’s midwives? Our services are patient-oriented and family-centered. Our midwives work with each mother and her partner to make their childbirth experience what they want it to be.

WVU’s nurse midwives are committed to preparing and educating women for what to expect in pregnancy and birth. We counsel our patients regarding prenatal health, such as eating a balanced diet and taking vitamin supplements. Prenatal visits include assessing appropriate maternal weight gain, blood pressure, and vital signs. We also screen for risk factors by taking a complete personal and genetic history.

How do midwives handle a high-risk pregnancy? A high-risk pregnancy must be monitored closely. We order testing and screening for complications of pregnancy, such as gestational diabetes. Once we identify a high-risk pregnancy, the nurse midwife group may schedule a referral to a specialist. We consult with maternal fetal medicine doctors, geneticists, social workers, or other specialties as needed. These services are readily accessible to our patients here at the various WVU medical office sites and at Ruby Memorial Hospital.

Are WVU’s midwife services covered by insurance? Yes. Our midwife services are covered by most private insurances. Our office staff can help you determine if your insurance covers midwifery services.

Locations

Address:
1 Medical Center Drive
Morgantown, WV 26506

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Main Hospital: 304-598-4000
Appointments: 1-800-988-2273
Child Life Program: 304-598-4365
Injury Prevention Program: 304-598-6011

Website: https://wvumedicine.org/childrens/

Address:
1 Medical Center Drive
Morgantown, WV 26506-1200

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Appointments: 855-988-2273

Address:
6040 University Town Centre Drive
Morgantown, WV 26501-2421

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Appointments: 855-988-2273

Address:
608 Cheat Road
Morgantown, WV 26508-4210

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Appointments: 855-988-2273

Address:
451 Murtha Drive
Waynesburg, PA 15370-9998

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Appointments: 855-988-2273

Address:
211 Easy StreetProfessional Building Plaza II
Uniontown, PA 15401

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Address:
100 West Main StreetSt. Joseph's Medical Office Building
Buckhannon, WV 26201

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Address:
14 Comfort DrivePO Box 359
Reedsville, WV 26547

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Address:
527 Medical Park DriveBridgeport
WV, WV 26330

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1 Medical Center Drive Morgantown, WV 26506
304-598-4000


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