A certified nurse midwife is a trained medical professional who specializes in caring for women from adolescence through menopause and beyond. This care includes supporting women through pregnancy and childbirth, providing well-woman care, contraception including placement of IUDs, and other minor gynecological procedures. Women in the Tampa Bay area, who wish to have a midwife assisted birth experience – or who wish to have a certified nurse midwife as their primary gynecological care provider – can turn to Florida Medical Clinic Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Midwifery.

At Florida Medical Clinic Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Midwifery, patients can have the best of both worlds. At our collaborative practice, certified nurse midwives and OBGYN physicians work together to provide high-quality, patient-centered care.

We understand that there are many reasons that a woman might prefer to obtain her obstetrical care from a midwife, and we support our patients in making safe, informed decisions for themselves and their families. Our midwives and physicians attend deliveries at Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel, where we believe we can provide the best care possible to our mothers and families.

We are committed to helping each patient have a healthy pregnancy and an empowering experience that aligns with her individual wishes, whether that includes:

  • Confirming a healthy pregnancy
  • Limited interventions
  • Immediate skin-to-skin contact and delayed cord clamping
  • Pain medications (including epidurals)
  • Detecting birth defects and pregnancy complications

Sarah Drapela, CNM, ARNP

American Midwifery
Certification Board
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Joanie Turner, CNM, ARNP

American Midwifery
Certification Board
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To ensure safety for both mother and baby, we have a team of highly experienced OBGYNs who can serve as a safety net in the event of medical complications. If a woman or her baby requires specialty care, our Florida Medical Clinic OBGYN physicians and the entire medical team at Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel are available 24 hours a day.

To schedule an appointment with a midwife at Florida Medical Clinic Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Midwifery, contact us today.
Proudly Serving the Tampa Bay area including Wesley Chapel, Florida

For more information about certified nurse midwives:
http://www.midwife.org/Our-Philosophy-of-Care
http://www.midwife.org/Essential-Facts-about-Midwives