The Midwives at BMC

What is a Certified Nurse-Midwife (CNM)?

In honor of National Midwifery Week (October 3 – October 9) the September 2021 edition of BUMG Spotlight features Rosha Forman, CNM. Watch Rosha discuss the role of midwives in the birthing process and how midwives interact within the Obstetrics Department and the BUMG community. Click the video to view.

Certified nurse-midwives are educated at the master’s degree level to provide women’s health care. We specialize in care during pregnancy, birth and the postpartum period. We also provide family planning methods and routine health care for women. Midwives believe pregnancy and birth can be normal and empowering events in the life of a woman. We strive to provide personalized, respectful care for each client. For more information about Certified Nurse-Midwives go to  http://ourmomentoftruth.midwife.org/

Midwives at Boston Medical Center:

  • Help you to give birth normally and the way you choose
  • Recognize problems in pregnancy and labor and refer you to specialists when you need them
  • Have healthy mothers and healthy babies. In 2012, women cared for by midwives at BMC had:
    • A cesarean birth rate of 13%
    • 50% of women with a previous cesarean tried to have a vaginal birth, 78% succeeded
    • 97% of babies did not need special care  (better than average for healthy pregnancies)
  • Offer medication and epidurals if you want them
  • Offer support and encouragement if you choose to give birth without pain medicine
  • Work as a team with obstetricians, family medicine physicians and perinatologists
  • Refer you to our Birth Sisters Program for extra community doula support.
  • Give free pregnancy education and information through our “Hey Mama!” Patient Guides, Centering Pregnancy program and Childbirth Education program


Virtual Meet the Midwives Sessions here

Career Opportunities here