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Midwifery

Happy couple in hospital for deliveryAt Touro, we support all birth options, including a certified nurse midwife, a supporting doula, water birthing and laboring in the birthing tub. Three of our labor and delivery rooms are equipped with a birthing tub that can be used for alleviating pain during a natural birth as well as laboring in the birthing tub.

If you would like to work with a midwife for your care and delivery, our certified nurse midwife at Touro is here to support your choice. Our midwife works closely with our physicians to make your birth experience as safe and comforting as possible. Whether becoming a mother for the first time or expanding your growing family, our certified midwife will collaborate with our trusted OB/GYNs to give moms more birthing choices.

To learn more about our certified nurse midwife, Tisha Seghers, APRN-CNM, or to make an appointment, call (504) 897-7880.
Tisha Seghers, APRN-CNM
3525 Prytania Street, Suite 224
New Orleans, LA 70115
(504) 897-7880

Certified nurse midwives are experts in supporting women in a normal and healthy childbirth experience. Together with certified OB/GYNs at Touro, certified nurse midwives are here to provide a safe and personalized birthing experience for each expecting family. They are also licensed to prescribe medications for you during pregnancy, birth and postpartum care.

A certified nurse midwife can provide the following personalized services for women and newborns:
  • Individualized education in prenatal care, labor and delivery and postpartum support
  • A birth plan unique to each patient, which may include natural, water or medicated/epidural birth
  • Prenatal visits 
  • Medication and tests needed for expecting mothers

>> Click here for more information about certified nurse midwifery. 


Doulas
At Touro, we also support doulas that you would like to include before, during and after your delivery.

A doula is a professional who is trained in childbirth and provides continuous support to a mother before, during and after delivery. They are team players that work collaboratively with your OB/GYN or midwife, and are uniquely trained to handle the non-medical aspects of birth, including:
  • natural pain management during labor through meditation and breathing exercises
  • support for the expecting mom and her partner, and plays a crucial role in helping a partner become more involved in the birthing experience
  • preservation of the memory of childbirth by creating a calming environment
  • assistance with newborn care, family adjustment and other postpartum needs
New Orleans Doula Resources
>> Click here for a list of certified doulas in our area. 
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