Midwife Means “With Woman”

I believe that birth is a normal process, and a healthy event.  I believe that pregnancy is an exciting time, for learning and for change.  I believe the midwife’s role is to teach and to serve, and to safeguard the health of both mother and child, while maintaining an atmosphere for family intimacy and bonding.  Preventing complications is my foremost concern, which means close personal surveillance throughout pregnancy and birth. 

I earned my master’s degree in nursing in 1998 at Case Western Reserve University, and have been certified by the American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM) since 1998.  Certified in neonatal resuscitation and CPR, I hold current licensure in WV and OH, and active memberships in both the national and local chapters of ACNM, the Midwives’ Alliance of North America (MANA), and Doulas of North America (DONA).

At home I live with my cat and two kittens.  I enjoy speaking engagements, mentoring nursing and medical students, and I love to travel, both in the US and abroad.

My career as a midwife has spanned over 400 deliveries - with more than 80 of these births occurring outside the hospital. 

I maintain a collaborative agreement with a nearby board-certified OB-GYN physician, should the need arise for medical care or hospitalization.

Angelita Nixon, CNM, LLC

About Me

 

Midwife Means “With Woman”

To contact us:

Angelita Nixon, CNM, LLC

 

Angy Nixon

P.O. Box 213

Scott Depot, WV  25560

 

Phone:  304-757-9006

Web:  www.ANmidwife.com

E-mail:  ANmidwife@netzero.com

What is a midwife?  The word “midwife” has been used for centuries to describe a woman who is “with woman” at birth.  Traditionally, this may have been an older female in the family or in the community.  Today, the word indicates a philosophy of care that focuses on the specific needs of women, offers a variety of options, and minimizes unnecessary intervention.  The individuals who hold the title of midwife are highly educated professionals who work collaboratively with physicians.