Midwifery

At Raleigh OB/GYN, our goal is to help expectant parents have a positive birthing experience. This includes offering midwifery services and educating patients so they feel empowered to make the best decision about their care based on their unique and individual needs.

About Midwifery

The Midwives Model of Care is based on the belief that pregnancy and birth are normal life processes. According to the American College of Nurse Midwives, the benefits of receiving midwifery care include:

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

Our Midwifery Services

Karen Ojeda, a certified nurse midwife (CNM), specializes in advanced practice midwifery. Throughout your pregnancy journey, she will work with you to address each aspect of your evolving healthcare needs include:

  • Prenatal care
  • Ultrasounds
  • Labor support
  • Vaginal deliveries
  • Postpartum care

In addition to maternity care, our CNM also provides gynecological care to women in all stages of life. These services include:

  • Annual wellness exams
  • Birth control counseling and management
  • Preventative screenings
  • Premenopausal, menopausal and postmenopausal consultations
  • Infertility evaluations

To learn more about our midwifery program or to schedule an appointment, call 919-875-8225.