Meet our Advance Practice Registered Nurse/ Certified Nurse Midwife at Radiance, Mary Beth Smith, MSN, APRN,CNM. She is an experienced nurse midwife, certified by the American Midwifery Certification Board. She has delivered over a 1000 babies and has a background in Labor and Delivery. She received a Master's of Science in Nursing from University of Cincinnati. She holds a Bachelor's of Science in Nursing from the University of Texas at Tyler. Her experience, expertise, and compassion allow her patients to experience optimal care. She is also a certified Biote provider, providing bioidentical hormone pellet therapy to balance hormones. As a Registered Nurse First Assist, Mary Beth, can also assist in cesarean section if required.
Midwifery encompasses a full range of primary health care services for women from adolescence beyond menopause. These services include the independent provision of primary care, gynecologic and family planning services, preconception care, care during pregnancy, childbirth and the postpartum period. Midwives provide initial and ongoing comprehensive assessment, diagnosis and treatment. They conduct physical examinations; prescribe medications including controlled substances and contraceptive methods; admit, manage and discharge patients; order and interpret laboratory and diagnostic tests and order the use of medical devices. Midwifery care also includes health promotion, disease prevention, and individualized wellness education and counseling.
A Different Health Care Experience
When you decide to visit a midwife, you will receive a special level of care that is not always present in most health care settings. Midwives often spend extra time with you during your appointment, listening to your concerns, addressing (or treating) problems. They may provide education, suggest resources, or refer you to additional health care providers if needed. Your midwife strives to be your partner in care, not just your provider of care.
Will my midwife provide the pain relief options and medical procedures I want to have during labor?
Your midwife will partner with you on making decisions around pain relief techniques, such as use of epidural during labor, and make sure that you receive the type of pain relief you need and want. Whether you wish to use methods such as relaxation techniques or movement during labor or try IV, epidural, or other medications, your midwife will work with you to help meet your desired approach to birth. At the same time, your midwife will provide you with information and resources about the different options and choices available if any changes to your birth plan become necessary or if you.
Annual wellness exams
Gynecological problem visits
Emergent and routine obstetrical visits
Consultations for birth control, hormone replacement, abnormal bleeding
Postpartum and postoperative care
In office procedures include:
IUD and Nexplanon removal and insertion
Delivery of low risk women at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano
Schedule your appointment with the Nurse Practitioner today!