Full-Scope Midwifery Care

Kernodle OB/GYN is a collaborative women’s healthcare practice combining the training and expertise of board-certified obstetricians and gynecologists with certified nurse-midwives under the same roof. 

With three on-staff certified nurse-midwives, we are able to offer full-scope obstetric midwifery and will work with you throughout your pregnancy. Our midwifery services include: 

  • Prenatal Care
  • Ultrasounds
  • Labor Support
  • Vaginal Deliveries
  • Postpartum Care

Benefits of Midwifery Care

The Midwives Model of Care is based on the belief that it is best to let pregnancy and birth happen as naturally as possible because they are normal life processes. When possible, the goal is to avoid or limit intervention during childbirth. 

The benefits of midwifery care as outlined by the American College of Nurse-Midwives include:

  • Decreased risk of cesarean birth
  • Reduced risk of labor induction and augmentation
  • Reduced used of regional anesthesia
  • Decreased infant mortality rates
  • Decreased risk of preterm birth
  • Decreased third and fourth-degree perineal tears
  • Lower costs for both patients and insurance providers
  • Increased chances of having a positive start to breastfeeding
  • Increased satisfaction with quality of care

We want all expectant parents to have a positive birthing experience. This includes educating patients so they are informed and empowered to make the best decision about their care based on their unique needs and individual preferences. 

To learn more about our midwifery program or to schedule an appointment, call Kernodle OB/GYN at (336) 538-2367.


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