How does a CNM handle well woman care?

  1. I understand the midwifery model of care when it comes to pregnancy and labor, but I am curious about how gynecological care is addressed? Are there any midwives that can share information on well woman care and family planning?

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  3. by   CEG
    It doesn't really differ from what a gyn would offer. Family planning options including pills, patch, ring, diaphragm fittings, IUD insertions, etc. The surgical options (Essure, tubal ligation) would require referral to a surgeon. Pap smears, STI screening, breast exams, etc are all performed by midwives. Well woman exams are a great opportunity for teaching and patient advocacy and are midwives are ideally suited for it with a focus on wellness and patient education.
  4. by   Suburban.Raider.11
    Thanks CEG!