About Midwifery


What is a midwife?

  • Midwife simply means "with woman".
  • A certified nurse-midwife (CNM) is a registered nurse who has advanced training and education in family planning, pregnancy, birth, newborn care, postpartum, menopause and beyond.
  • In California, a CNM is an independent practitioner who works in collaboration and consultation with a physician depending on the needs of the individual client.


Why choose a nurse-midwife?

  • The midwifery model of care views pregnancy and birth as normal processes. CNMs provide holistic care focused on preventative measures to help you keep your pregnancy and delivery healthy.
  • Midwifery services are provided in partnership with clients and families.


Ideal Women's Health Specialists
2945 Loma Vista Rd.
Ventura, CA 93003
Phone: 805-667-8003
Fax: (805) 667-8404
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