The Mount Sinai Midwives are a group of 9 certified nurse-midwives who work in conjunction with obstetrician- gynecologists at Mount Sinai Hospital, to provide women and their families with professional, compassionate and comprehensive care.
As fully licensed experts in low risk women's healthcare, the Mount Sinai midwives attend over 500 deliveries per year on Mount Sinai's labor and delivery unit. They provide prenatal, postpartum and well woman gynecology services to low risk women at several sites which include Mount Sinai OB/GYN Associates, Mount Sinai of Queens, Settlement Health, North General Hospital and Boriken Health Center.
The Midwifery Program provides patients with the best of both worlds: the art of midwifery and the medical expertise people have come to expect from Mount Sinai.
Midwives monitor the health of the mother and baby regularly throughout pregnancy and after birth. They teach and answer questions about proper diet, personal hygiene, exercise, sleep travel, and maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
Midwives are at the hospital from the moment the expectant mother arrives, evaluating progress. They also offer emotional and physical support. Parents can expect the most natural and uncomplicated birth experience possible. An anesthesiologist is readily available, if pain relief is desired. If complications should arise, a physician is immediately available for consultation and management.
Midwives provide advice on breastfeeding, baby care, and other issues beginning immediately after birth.
Midwives offer helpful advice about reproductive health, birth control, and personal care.
Midwives perform basic gynecological care, such as annual pelvic examinations, breast exams, and Pap smear.
Annette Walton, CNM
Clinical Midwifery Director
1176 Fifth Ave., E-level
New York, NY 10029