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When you find out you’re pregnant, you have a lot of decisions ahead of you.

One of the first things to think about is the type of provider you want to care for you throughout your pregnancy. And one option is a midwife. Maybe you’ve heard about midwives from a friend or family member and are curious to learn more. Or maybe you’re looking for a very personal experience and want to find out what midwives have to offer.

Often a good fit for low-risk pregnancies, our team offers prenatal care, guidance for different birthing options, delivery and after-care. Midwives can also help you beyond pregnancy. Our midwives offer routine care throughout your life. At Cleveland Clinic, our compassionate and skilled certified nurse midwives are there for you throughout your entire pregnancy and beyond.

Why Choose Cleveland Clinic for Midwife Care?

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Caring approach:

You’re unique, and so is this experience. Our midwives will listen to your needs and help you craft a birth plan that works for you. We’re here to help you have a confident, happy and healthy pregnancy. Meet our team.

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Specialized knowledge:

Our certified nurse midwives (CNMs) are registered nurses (RNs). They’ve completed graduate programs in women’s health and midwifery. They also have passed a national certification exam and stay current with ongoing training each year.

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Patient-centered care:

You and your pregnancy are the stars on this journey. Our midwives are your trusted companions and coaches. They’re there to support you when you need it, 24/7.

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Skilled collaborative providers:

We’re your “A” team in the exam and delivery rooms. Our experienced midwives team up with our board-certified obstetricians as needed to make sure you have a safe pregnancy, labor and delivery. If there are complications, we’ll work together to give you the care you need.

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National recognition:

Cleveland Clinic is a trusted healthcare leader. We’re recognized in the U.S. and throughout the world for our expertise and care.

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Virtual visits:

Not all appointments need to be in person. Sometimes you can use our convenient virtual visits to check in online with your midwife one-on-one using a smartphone, tablet or computer. We want to make it easier to get the care you need.

Midwife Services at Cleveland Clinic

When you think of a midwife, the first thing that comes to mind is probably pregnancy care. But midwives care for more than just pregnancy. We’re here for you throughout your entire journey — from preconception care and pregnancy to follow-up care and checkups. If you’re looking for a healthcare provider that delivers a personal touch for wellness visits or low-risk pregnancies, a midwife could be right for you.

Pregnancy care

From your first appointment to delivery, we focus on what you want from your experience. Building a relationship based on trust is an important part of kicking off your care. We want you to know that you can ask us anything. And that we’ll be there to support you every step of the way. Whether this is your first pregnancy, or if you’re looking for something new this time, our team will make sure you’re involved in the decisions when it comes to your care. In fact, shared decision-making is a cornerstone of midwifery care.

At your first appointment, we’ll go over your personal and family health histories. And we’ll want to know what your expectations are for your pregnancy. You’ll also learn about the prenatal tests we’ll do, what to expect and when to expect them.

Even though it might feel like it’s still a long way off, we’ll talk with you about what you’re hoping for when you go into labor and give birth. We explain all your options and help support you so that you feel comfortable with your birthing plan. It’s important to remember that the health of you and your fetus are our focus. If something happens during labor and delivery that changes your plan, we’re right there for you. Our goal is a safe delivery. We’ll help prepare you for this, so you feel as ready as possible when the day comes.

We’ll not only cover the types of childbirth, but also your pain medication options. There’s no judgement when it comes to your choice to have or not to have pain medication. We want you to feel confident with your decision and we’ll support you in your choice. Some of the options we offer include:

Post-partum support

After you’ve given birth, the whole world can feel like it revolves around the newest member of your family. But you still need care. Our midwives are there for you. We offer post-partum care and follow-up appointments as you recover from childbirth. We’ll make sure you’re ready to go home, help you understand what to expect as your body changes again and what symptoms to watch out for. If you have questions — or concerns that something’s not quite right — we’ll be there to help.

Routine care

But what if I’m not pregnant? Can I still see a midwife? Absolutely. The care you can expect from a midwife extends beyond pregnancy and childbirth. Our midwives can help do a Pap test and yearly pelvic exam for you. They can go over birth control options, so you can find the best one for you. They can also discuss any reproductive health concerns you may have and guide you through your next steps.


We offer midwife services at many locations throughout Northeast Ohio and Florida.

Taking the Next Step

There are times in life when you want someone by your side who gets what you’re going through and is there to support you no matter what. Whether you’re pregnant or looking for someone to provide routine care for you, a midwife can be that someone. Our midwives are passionate about what they do and will guide you through your care with empathy and understanding. So, no matter what curve balls happen throughout your life or what questions you have, they’ll be there to help — judgement-free and full of kindness.

Getting an appointment with a Cleveland Clinic midwife is easy. We’re here to help you get the care you need.


Getting an appointment with a Cleveland Clinic midwife is easy. We’re here to help you get the care you need.

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