Frequently Asked Questions

1. Are you accepting new patients?

Currently, we are accepting new patients for both pregnancy care and general women's health care.


2. Do you take insurance? Medicaid?

We accept most insurance policies. Please see our Services page for a list. We also accept Colorado and New Mexico Medicaid. We recommend that you call your insurance provider and check to see that Southwest Midwives is on their provider list.


3. Where are you located?

We are adjacent to the new Mercy Regional Medical Center in the Medical Plaza. This is a new location just off of Highway 160 heading toward Bayfield. To see the location view this map.


4. I just found out that I am pregnant. What should I do?

There are several important factors to remember if you've just found out that you are pregnant. Avoid smoking, drinking alcoholic beverages, and sitting in hot tubs and hot springs. Begin taking prenatal vitamins and do not take any medication without consulting your care provider. Eat plenty of nutritious foods and try to consume 2-3 quarts of water per day. Finally, we recommend calling to schedule your first OB visit.


5. Can I come to Southwest Midwives for my annual exams and pap smears? What about birth control?

Yes, at Southwest Midwives we care for all women! You may come to us for your birth control needs, annual exams and check ups, as well as other women's health concerns.


6. Can the certified nurse-midwives at Southwest Midwives prescribe medication?

Yes, our CNMs have the authority to prescribe any medication needed.


7. Do the midwives at Southwest Midwives attend water births?

Yes, currently we are one of the only providers participating in water birthing at Mercy Medical Center, where all of our births take place. For more information regarding birthing tubs, visit birth with sol at Birth with Sol


8. What are some safe herbal remedies and OTC remedies during pregnancy?

Always check with your health care provider for a list of safe herbs and medications.