Midwifery & Women’s Wellness Center NV, (MWWC) takes a holistic approach to birth, health, and healing. We place greater emphasis on prevention instead of just treating the problem or symptom. At MWWC we not only focus on the physical aspect of each client, but the mental and emotional health as well. We believe by combining alternative therapies with functional nutrition and integrative health care practices, our clients will have a greater opportunity to achieve optimal health.
Our services are currently being offered via telehealth and in person. When in person visits are required, rest assured all COVID-19 safety measures will be taken
Carol - Founder
Originally from Atlanta GA, Carol started her career in the United States Airforce. After completing her term, she later decided to follow in her mother’s footsteps to become a registered nurse. After earning her Bachelors in Nursing she went on to obtain her Master’s Degree with a specialty in Midwifery. This is where her love for holistic care began.
Carol found her passion in women’s health and wellness. As a Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM), Functional Nutrition Counselor (FNC), and over 20 years’ experience in the healthcare industry, Carol accomplished her long-term goal of starting her own practice; Midwifery and Women’s Wellness Center NV. At MWWC, Carol provides maternity care, home births and holistic women’s wellness services to all women and teens from childbearing years and beyond. By utilizing functional nutrition and holistic practices, Carol works with each client individually to find the “root cause” of their disorder. She takes an integrative approach to educate women through holistic wellness practices that will empower them to take control of their health and well-being.
During her free time, Carol enjoys traveling, gatherings with family, hiking, and roller skating. She is married, a proud mother of three, and has three beautiful grand babies.
What is a Midwife?
History of midwives dates back to biblical times of the Old Testament. Before there were hospitals, doctors and nurses, midwives were the cornerstone of assisting women in birth. The term midwife derives from the Old English, which means “with woman”.
Midwives recognize that childbirth is a normal life process and have trust in the woman’s body to achieve natural delivery. Midwives are trained to identify conditions which fall outside the spectrum of normal and refer to higher levels of obstetrical care when necessary. Midwives believe in individualized, patient-family centered care. They spend more time during appointments, focus on education and prevention, and they allow ample time for questions and answers while supporting their clients desires to be an active participant in their care they receive.
TYPES of Midwives
Certified Nurse Midwives (CNM) are licensed and board certified healthcare practitioners educated in two disciplines: nursing and midwifery. CNMs have obtained both a Master’s Degree with specialization in Midwifery and a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing degree. CNMs are known for providing reproductive services, prenatal, postpartum care, and assisting women in birth; all with the focus on healthy low risk women. CNMs can provide their services in homes, birth centers, and hospital settings. They also provide primary healthcare to women including: gynecological exams and pap smears, family planning, contraceptive management, preconception care, menopause, order diagnostic tests and counseling in health maintenance and disease prevention. Here in Nevada, CNMs are independent practitioners, they do not require supervision by physicians. They are qualified to prescribe medication as licensed by the Nevada State Board of Nursing.
Certified Midwives are trained to follow the midwifery model of care. They have acquired academic degrees in health related fields but not in the field of nursing. CMs can attend in and out of hospital births. Although they are held by the same standards of CNMs, they are not recognized for licensure in the state of Nevada.
Certified Professional Midwives (CPM) do not require an academic degree, but they must hold a high school diploma or equivalent. They obtain specialized training in midwifery through an apprenticeship model that must meet the North American Registry of Midwives (NARM) requirements. CPMs can only attend out of hospital births. CPMs cannot write prescriptions and they are not qualified for licensure in the State of NV.