When you choose midwifery care at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, you’ll receive natural, holistic care from our team of Certified Nurse Midwives (CNM). Our advanced practice nurses are specially trained in gynecology and obstetrics, providing leading midwifery care for women during pregnancy and other life stages.

When it comes to pregnancy and delivery, studies show that women who choose a midwife for care may experience fewer hospitalizations during pregnancy, fewer episiotomies, and feel more in control during childbirth.

In addition to supporting you throughout pregnancy and delivery, our midwives care for women during other phases of life, providing well woman exams, pap smears, contraception and preventative care.

All babies are delivered at the Ohio State Maternity Center with access to the latest equipment and resources for every kind of pregnancy and delivery. 


Why Choose Ohio State?

Ohio State’s Wexner Medical Center’s comprehensive midwifery program provides the care you want, when you want it. Here are some reasons expectant mothers choose our midwives:

  • We focus on providing personalized, hands on care throughout labor and birth.
  • We are committed to your birth choices and incorporating your individual needs into your care plan.
  • We offer hydrotherapy during labor and water birth.
  • Our state-of-the-art facility includes private rooms and the latest equipment and resources for every kind of pregnancy and delivery.
  • We are experts at empowering women to take an active role in their health care.

Our Services

Ohio State’s Midwifery Program offers comprehensive care in obstetrics and gynecology for women of all ages. Our midwives provide a compassionate approach to all aspects of women’s health care. We currently offer midwifery care at three office locations - Upper Arlington, Worthington and Gahanna while performing deliveries at Ohio State's Maternity Center. 

Ohio State's midwives offer a variety of care including:

  • Annual well-woman exams
  • Methods of contraception
  • Pregnancy care and delivery
  • Prescriptions
  • Treatment for common infections

In addition, if you develop a medical condition that requires more specialized treatment, our midwives refer you to an obstetrician or other specialist.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is a midwife right for you?

It’s natural to have questions about your health care, especially when it comes to choosing a provider. Here, our midwives answer some of the most frequently asked questions about midwives and midwifery. For questions not answered here, please contact us or schedule a complimentary, no-obligation midwife appointment.

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