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Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers to some of the most commonly asked questions about midwifery.

Where will I deliver my baby?
Both midwives are on staff at Rush-Copley Medical Center in Aurora and all of our patients deliver at Rush-Copley.

What is a certified nurse midwife?
Certified nurse midwives (CNM's) are licensed health care practitioners educated in the two disciplines of nursing and midwifery. They provide primary care to women of child bearing age including; prenatal care, labor and delivery care, care after birth and gynecological care. Midwives can also help you with family planning decisions, preconception care, menopausal mangement and counsel you on health maintenance and disease prevention.

What if a complication arises during labor and delivery?
If a complication arises during your delivery one of the expert physicians from Rush-Copley OB/GYNE Associates  is on call to assist in the delivery.

Do the midwives perform VBACs (Vaginal Births After Cesarean)?

Midwives may perform VBACS if a patient meets certain eligibilities. To determine whether you are a candidate for a VBAC as our patient, please discuss with the midwives.