At Mount Sinai, certified nurse-midwives and certified midwives provide expectant mothers with sensitive care before, during, and after the birthing process. They are typically by your side from the moment you enter the hospital and provide prenatal care, manage labor and delivery, and offer a wide range of well-woman gynecologic services, including routine physical exams and all methods of family planning. Midwives work with consulting physicians to offer integrated care that meets all of the patient's medical needs.
After birth, midwives offer physical assessment and advice and provide support on breastfeeding, baby care, contraception, and other issues. In addition, midwives will continue to see new mothers throughout a six-week postpartum period.
Mount Sinai Health System has a number of midwives on faculty at Mount Sinai West and Mount Sinai Doctors Brooklyn Heights and has connections to several excellent, well-established groups of independent midwives. Most of our highly trained, certified midwives work in collaboration with a physician.