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How Do CNMs and MDs Work Together?

The TLC Team Approach

Our practice includes physicians who are board-certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology, as well as Certified Nurse Midwives. Since the “birth” of TLC, certified nurse midwives and physicians have combined their skills to provide more than just “medical” care. In this way, we cover the entire spectrum of care – from normal to high risk. As long as your pregnancy remains low risk or normal, you may choose to see a CNM or a MD for your prenatal visits. However, if you are considered a high risk pregnancy, then a physician will monitor your entire pregnancy.

During the course of your pregnancy, you may choose to see as many different providers as you are comfortable seeing. If you prefer to see just one person for your prenatal care, we are happy to honor that request.

However, when that special time comes for delivery, it may not be possible for the one person that you have been seeing to be present for your delivery. We always have one Midwife and one Obstetrician on call for a 24-hour time period at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville. You may choose to have either of those two people attend your delivery. Every effort will be made to ensure that you are able to have the birth experience that you are hoping to have.

When certified nurse midwives and physicians work together, great things happen for patient care! For example, TLC's primary or first-time Cesarean section rate is one of the lowest in all of North Georgia, including Atlanta. This is because each member of our team, doing what he or she does best, has more time to focus on an individual woman's needs. Our CNM/physician model delivers superior care that produces greater patient satisfaction with fewer complications.

What is a Certified Nurse-Midwife (CNM)?

What services do CNMs provide?

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