New name, same great care
To better serve our community, we are changing our name from Northwest Hospital Midwives Clinic to Midwives Clinic at Northwest. Our providers and location are the same as they were before; the only thing changing is our name. We are honored to care for you at Midwives Clinic at Northwest.
Having a baby is a unique and personal experience that involves far more than just the physical aspects of giving birth. It is a holistic journey that also includes emotional, spiritual and family-related aspects.
Our experienced team of certified nurse-midwives has delivered thousands of babies. We collaborate with each woman to create a personalized birth plan, in keeping with individual values, cultural preferences and medical needs. We will be there throughout your pregnancy and birth to help you make the choices that work best for you and your family — creating a rewarding and memorable birth experience.
After your birth, we can care for your infant in the hospital. We support our mothers and babies to establish their breastfeeding relationship right from the start.
What is a Certified Nurse-Midwife?
Midwives are healthcare professionals who specialize in assisting normal, uncomplicated births. Certified nurse-midwives (CNM) are advanced registered nurse practitioners (ARNPs) with graduate degrees in nurse-midwifery who have passed a national certification exam. Midwives are present during the pregnancy and birth process, including prenatal care and education, labor and delivery, and postpartum care. Certified nurse-midwives are authorized to write prescriptions and can order pain medications and epidurals if you want or need them.
Continuity of Care Policy
The care providers of the Midwives Clinic are committed to providing their patients with the best care possible, and feel strongly that continuity of care is integral to the delivery of care. Continuity of care is the process by which the patient and the physician are cooperatively involved in ongoing healthcare management with the goal of high quality, cost-effective medical care. We work closely with obstetricians, maternal-fetal medicine doctors and other specialized providers as needed to provide the level of care each woman needs. Most of our clients go through their entire pregnancy, birth and postpartum period without needing to see an obstetrician. But those who need specialized physician care for medical complications or emergent events receive appropriate consultations or even transfer of care if indicated.
Billing & Insurance
The Midwives Clinic accepts Medicare and most major insurance plans. Please contact your insurance company to verify benefits prior to your visit or contact us with any questions. Your insurance may require you to pay a co-payment at the time of your appointment. (This is typically noted on the front or back of your insurance card.) Please bring your insurance card and photo ID to your appointment.
For more information, please visit the UW Medicine Billing & Insurance section.
To fax documents, please use the clinic fax number: 206.668.6171