Should I Choose a Doctor or Midwife?

There’s a lot to learn and many choices to make in preparation for your new arrival - from which type of diaper to use to where and how you’d like to bring your baby into the world. And you have the choice to partner with a Providence obstetrician or certified nurse-midwife during your pregnancy. But which is right for you?

Let the Providence OB/GYNs and midwives tell you how they work together to provide the best, most personalized care to our patients in this short video.

Obstetrician Expertise

Our obstetricians and gynecologists (OB/GYNs) are passionate about providing high-quality, compassionate care to women of all ages, from all walks of life and with all forms of insurance. They provide traditional, routine and high-risk pregnancy care. Our doctors will work with you to create the best possible, most personalized pregnancy birthing plans.

Our in-office pregnancy care includes:

  • Complete prenatal care
  • Fetal monitoring
  • Sonogram (ultrasound)

Meet Our Doctors


Certified Nurse Midwife Expertise

A midwife is a health care professional who provides an array of services for women, from gynecological exams to labor and delivery. Midwives are registered nurses accredited by the American College of Nurse-Midwives. Like doctors, midwives can write prescriptions and referrals for prenatal needs.

Extensive Training, Excellent Support

Our team serves a growing number of expectant moms seeking the supportive, low-intervention childbirth philosophy we practice. Midwives prefer to minimize medical or technological interventions during birth. They aren’t trained to perform major surgery, such as a c-section. The midwives at Providence Medical Group are part of a comprehensive OB/GYN program. For backup and support with complicated or high-risk cases, our midwives work closely with our OB/GYNs, as well as the staff of the maternal fetal medicine department at Providence Regional Medical Center.

Meet Our Midwives


The Choice is Yours

Pregnancy and childbirth is an exciting, life-changing experience. Be sure to consider all your options before the big day arrives. You're sure to find the right fit for you and your baby.