S. Laurie Hansen, CNM

Total Care for Women of All Ages


It may surprise you to learn that the United States spends far more on health care, yet ranks much lower than other developed nations in many measures of health. Unfortunately, women's health care is one area in which this is the case. The time is now for women everywhere—including you—to understand how midwives partner with women to improve their health throughout their lives.



Why Nurse Midwives?


The skills of midwives and their expert knowledge of women's health care are often overlooked. Many people don't realize how highly educated today's nurse midwives are, or think that midwives are only knowledgeable about childbearing. But providing care and guidance through pregnancy and childbirth is just part of the range of services offered by midwives. Many midwives can provide care for women of all ages—from teenage years through menopause and beyond. In fact, many women visit a midwife for women's health needs before, during, and after pregnancy. This is one of the unknown truths about midwifery.


Your health needs are unique. To get the care that you deserve, you need a provider who understands you—your past experiences, current situation, future goals, work, family, sexuality and faith. You may never have stopped to think about what you want and need in a women’s health care provider. Midwives are a great option to provide this personalized care, but myths about midwifery and midwives prevent many women from considering using a midwife. According to a research conducted among women who choose certified nurse midwives for their birthing experience, there are fewer low-weight babies, fewer cesarean sections, and a lower rate of episiotomies.


I encourage you to become aware of your health care options and make informed decisions based on what's best for your own Ob/Gyn needs and preferences.

S. Laurie Hansen, CNM

Certified Nurse Midwife for

Women's Health



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