For centuries, women have looked to midwives for advice and assistance in childbirth. Today’s certified nurse-midwife continues this tradition of personal, family-centered care as a highly skilled health professional drawing on the vast resources of modern medicine.

At Mayo Clinic Health System – Northland in Barron and Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire, certified nurse-midwives care for healthy women from early adolescence through the onset of menopause. They specialize in:

  • birth control, including IUD insertion
  • preconception counseling
  • prenatal care
  • labor and delivery
  • breastfeeding assistance
  • postpartum care
  • well-women annual exams
  • menopause management

“Nurse-midwifery care focuses on disease prevention, health maintenance, and encouraging women to make informed decisions about health care,” explains Melissa Weise, a certified nurse-midwife at Mayo Clinic Health System – Northland.

“Prenatal appointments are typically longer with more time available to discuss pregnancy concerns and build confidence about labor and birth,” adds Weise. “Also, during labor and delivery, a certified nurse-midwife is able to spend one-on-one time with you and your family to provide personalized support.”

Certified nurse-midwives are fully qualified to prescribe and administer medications. They offer patients a wide range of pain management options, including epidurals. Family medicine physicians and obstetricians are readily available for consultation and backup if needed.

To schedule an appointment, call 715-537-6747.

Contact Us

Hospital and Clinic
877-709-0797 (toll-free)

715-537-6747 (appointments)

Where to Find Us

Hospital and Clinic
1222 E. Woodland Ave.
Barron, WI 54812