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) 218-4825
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 support/monitoring of a physician
- Annual gynecological exams
- General health services
- Family planning needs
- Treatment of sexually transmitted infections
- Menopause care
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.
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.
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 intructions advise what to do when you leave the hospital after giving birth and provides guidance on resuming normal activities. Download Here.