Midwife in Miami - Midwives in Miami services
Every woman has the right to a safe and satisfying birth process. At In-Touch Midwifery we believe that giving birth is a normal process which can occur in a safe, soothing, and non-interventional environment. We provide prenatal care with delivery at Baptist Hospital. We are proud to say that we have re-opened the doors at Baptist Hospital of Kendall to midwifery care!
We will be with you while you labor to help you through the process with position changes, Jacuzzi water therapy (tub-labor), relaxation techniques, and soothing words of encouragement. Even though you are in the hospital, you may be intermittently monitored, which means you will not be strapped down and have to stay in bed. You may walk and are not required to have IV fluids. You may bring your birthing aids such as your birthing ball, aromatherapy, massage therapy, and Hypno- Birthing® tools. We stay with you during your active labor phase, and after delivery to assist with breast feeding. If you desire the intimate relationship of midwifery care and would also like to have an epidural or IV pain medication, we can still take care of you.
Before, many women who wanted midwifery care had to drive the long distance to Broward or North Miami. Now women have the option of local and experienced midwifery care in the safety of the hospital. While emergencies may be rare, we are lucky to have Ivy League trained physicians who are supportive of midwifery care and management, as our back up physicians. If you do require a cesarean section for emergency, the operating room is only seconds away when every second counts.
What we offer to our pregnant patients:
- Intermittent fetal monitoring during labor
- Jacuzzi water therapy (tub labor)
- No IV fluids; which means no pole to drag around the room
- Personal choice of pushing techniques and position
- Baby placed on your chest immediately after delivery
- Breast feeding immediately after birth
- Option of delayed cord clamping
- Monthly prenatal classes which include a light meal*
- Natural labor induction methods
- Access to the midwife’s cell phone number
- Physician back up in event of emergency
- In office spa for prenatal massage*
- 3D/4D ultrasound*
- In office obstetrical ultrasound by certified technicians*
- In office blood drawing with no extra fees
- We accept third trimester transfers to our practice for care
*-may require additional costs and/or co-payments.
Your nurse midwife can be involved in your care for almost all types of pregnancies. We can manage your entire pregnancy and delivery experience if you are healthy and low risk. There may be times, however, when we must refer you to our superb obstetricians, or when some component of your natural birth experience may not be possible for the safety of you and your baby.
Maggie Wardlaw, MSN, CNM
Maggie is a Certified Nurse Midwife who is passionate about providing the best care for women throughout their lifetime. With a special interest in supporting women and their families during child birth, she has enjoyed catching babies in birth centers and hospitals since 1998. As an advocate of breastfeeding she has helped many babies and mothers with a positive early start and feels listening to women is one of her most important responsibilities.
Salve Regina University: Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Georgetown University: Master of Science with a specialty in Nurse Midwifery
Ms. Wardlaw has worked on a breast cancer clinical trial, with low risk and high risk obstetrical patients as well as provided family planning and gynecological care. Maggie is a member of The American College of Nurse Midwives. Maggie and her husband enjoy traveling and lived in Eastern Europe. They are the parents of three wonderful young children. Maggie likes spending time with family, outdoor activities, healthy cooking, and volunteering.
Stephanie Fink, MSN, NP, CNM
Stephanie graduated from the nurse midwifery program at the University of Miami in 2011. Stephanie has also been a Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner for over 15 years and prior to that she was a labor & delivery nurse for 3 years. In her early 20’s, while Stephanie was in her labor and delivery rotation in nursing school, she attended a birth that changed her life.
Texas Woman’s University: Bachelor of Science, licensed RN
University of Texas at Southwestern Medical Center: Nurse Practitioner in Women’s Health Certificate
Drexel University: Master of Science in Nursing
University of Miami: Post-master certificate in Nurse Midwifery
Stephanie is a mother of 3 beautiful children Max, JB, and Ruby. Stephanie has been on the Board of Directors at Temple Beth Am, a volunteer basketball coach, singer, a founding member of Femfessionals, loves Pilates, and a successful fund-raiser. She loves her many cats, especially Stanley who weighs 20 pounds. She is a member of Florida Nurses Association, Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health, American College of Nurse Midwives, and the South Florida Chapter of Nurse Midwives. Stephanie is on medical staff at Baptist Hospital.
Services we offer:
- Prenatal care
- Monthly prenatal classes
- Labor support
- Postpartum care
- Breast feeding assistance
- Family planning assistance
- Endometrial and vulvar biopsies
- Yes, we can write prescriptions!
- Infertility & artificial insemination
- Annual examinations
- Pre-conceptual counseling
- Gynecological problems: vaginitis, pelvic pain, etc..
- Menopausal concerns
- Bio-identical hormones
- Adolescent exams
- Saline Sonograms
- IUD/Implanon placement
Our Scope of Practice
Midwifery as practiced by Certified Nurse-Midwives (CNMs) encompasses primary care for women across the lifespan from adolescence beyond menopause, with a special emphasis on pregnancy, childbirth, and gynecologic and reproductive health. Midwives perform comprehensive physical exams, prescribe medications including contraceptive methods, order laboratory and other diagnostic tests, and provide health and wellness education and counseling.