As soon as you decide to try to conceive, you’ll want to start looking for a practitioner to care for you during pregnancy and the birth of your baby. Whether you choose an obstetrician/gynecologist (OB/GYN), a family physician, or a certified nurse midwife (CNM) depends on a number of factors, including what kind of experience you want, and where or how you plan to give birth. Dr. Pemberton delivers babies at Overlook Medical Center, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and Hackensack University Medical Center, while our midwives deliver babies at Overlook Medical Center which are equipped with birthing tubs enabling water births.
Our certified nurse midwives are registered nurses with additional graduate training in midwifery. They are specialists whose professional philosophy focuses on providing pregnant women accessible, dignified care, emphasizing choices, minimizing medical interventions without sacrificing cutting-edge medical care. While doctors have to budget time to deal with pregnancy complications, midwives have the luxury of spending time on a broad spectrum of normal concerns that families have. At each prenatal visit, their goal is to discuss whatever is on a woman’s mind — from birth plans to choosing a car seat.
At Artemis OB/GYN, our midwives and our doctor work together in an integrated practice. This means that if a pregnancy becomes high-risk or complications arise, the woman will not have to abandon her midwife and transfer to a different office. She can continue to see her midwife for ongoing support and an obstetrician or perinatologist for management of the complications in the same practice. Working together provides women with the best of both worlds.
We are beyond excited to introduce our new birthing center! The Birth Center of New Jersey will offer our low-risk patients the freedom and comfort of a home birth, while offering total medical support. For more details on the birth center, click on the link below: