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madison midwives

The Madison Midwives promotes a continuous and compassionate model of women’s healthcare, partnering with women to provide individualized methods of care. We believe women should play an active role in their healthcare decisions and our midwives will provide knowledgeable and compassionate care in partnering with women as they make these decisions. Working with a collaborative group of practitioners at Physicians for Women provides the opportunity to partner with Board Certified Obstetrics/Gynecologists in consultation and referral within the healthcare team as needed to provide optimal healthcare for women.

Contact The Madison Midwives: (608) 227-7007


The Madison Midwives skilled certified nurse midwives (CNMs) provide care starting with a woman’s first period until after menopause, plus all of the important health events in between, such as:

  • Care for pregnancy, labor, and birth
  • Water births at UnityPoint Health-Meriter birthing suites
  • VBAC labor and birth with a midwife partnered by the support/monitoring of a physician
  • Annual gynecological exams
  • General health services
  • Family planning needs
  • Treatment of sexually transmitted infections
  • IUD’s
  • Menopause care


Prenatal Package

The Madison Midwives and staff wish to congratulate you and are excited to help guide you through your pregnancy! Please thoroughly read all the documents included here as they may answer many questions you have or direct you to where answers can be found.


Welcome Packet

The Midwife Welcome Packet contains information on the standard of care we provide for our obstetrical patients. You’ll find an overview of anticipated office visits, routine laboratory tests performed, and ultrasounds you can expect to receive at our clinic. Download Here.


Early Pregnancy FAQ

You recently found out you were pregnant, but your first appointment is not with us until you are about 8 weeks pregnant (or 6 weeks from your last menstrual period). The following information answers many common questions, and we look forward to seeing you for care soon! Download Here.


Your Birth Plan

As you approach the exciting day when you meet your baby for the first time, it’s time to think about your preferences for labor and delivery. Some moms-to-be create birth plans to gather their thoughts and to use as a springboard for a discussion with their midwife. Although pregnancy, labor, and delivery are unpredictable, sharing your preferences with everyone involved may help you feel more confident and in control. Download Here.


Routine OB Testing

The following tests are our recommended routine, however, it is always your personal choice which tests are the most appropriate for you, and the midwives welcome discussion if there are any that you would choose not to obtain. Download Here.


Ultrasound Information

This packet reviews typical ultrasound imaging during your pregnancy, their value, and timing. Download Here.


Fetal Movement Record

This is a form designed to help you monitor baby movements. Download Here.


Signs & Symptoms of Labor

This document discusses symptoms of true labor, determining if you are experiencing symptoms of false labor or areas of concern that require immediate evaluation. Information is also included on registering at UPH-Meriter Hospital for your delivery. Download Here.


Post Partum Discharge Instructions

These instructions advise what to do when you leave the hospital after giving birth and provide guidance on resuming normal activities. Download Here.

"I cannot speak highly enough of The Madison Midwives. They were attentive and supportive at each of my prenatal and postpartum visits, and they took the time to really listen to me and to make sure that all of my questions and concerns were addressed. They supported and helped me achieve the birth plan that I chose and made me feel at ease and in control throughout my entire labor and delivery. I will absolutely be going back to The Midwives with my next pregnancy”

– Katherine


Physicians for Women - Melius & Schurr
2955 Triverton Pike Drive
Madison, WI 53711
Phone: 608-227-7007
Fax: 608-227-7027

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