Although midwives are best known for delivering babies, they are also qualified
to provide other healthcare services throughout a woman’s life.
The role midwives can play in providing health care to women apart from
assisting them with childbirth will be highlighted when four Illinois
Valley Community Hospital certified nurse midwives present a free public
program from 4 – 6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 26, in the IVCH room at
The event—entitled “Midwives: Women Caring for Women”—will
include talks about birth control at 4:30 p.m., prenatal care and delivery
at 5:00 p.m., postpartum care at 5:30 p.m. and menopause and perimenopause
at 6:00 p.m.
Appetizers and desserts will be served. Attendees can attend the sessions
they are most interested in without having to stay for all of them.
To pre-register for the program, go to ivch.org or call 815-780-4642.
Midwives who work at the Women’s Health Care Center at IVCH are Dana
Hoffman, CNM; Barb Tieman, CNM; Brittany Lange, CNM; and Jacqueline Ma, CNM.