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Obstetrics & Gynecology: Midwifery Services

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Whether you just started your period, are pregnant or are entering menopause, a Certified nurse-midwife can guide you through the process. Find out answers to frequently asked questions about midwives.

Midwife Services

Midwives can provide you with a broad range of women's health services. These services include:

Well Women Care

  • Annual exams (paps, breast and pelvic exams)
  • STI testing
  • Problem gynecology (bleeding, yeast infections, pain)
  • Contraceptive counseling and prescriptions

Maternity Services

  • Prenatal care
  • Labor and Delivery support - support includes water therapy, birthing balls/stool, etc.
  • After baby comes - Breastfeeding support at Mary Greeley, 2 week and 6 week office visit.

Meet the Midwives

Rachel HaywardRachel Hayward
Crystal IddingsCrystal Iddings
Alice MayAlice May
Mattea OttenMattea Otten
Aubree RemsburgAubree Remsburg

Midwifery - Local Statistics 

  McFarland Midwives* Iowa
All providers**
All providers**
Vaginal Birth 86.8% 70.2% 68.1%
Vacuum/ Forceps 1.6% n/a n/a
Cesarean Section 11.6% 29.8% 31.9%

*McFarland stats 2020.
**CDC stats 2018.

Resources and Patient Education

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Check out our health information and patient education resources. This page is full of important information from trustworthy sources. 

View Pregnancy Resources >>   
View General Women's Health Resources >>   
View Health Insurance Resources >>
View Video Resources >>


Hospital Services at Mary Greeley Medical Center


When you choose a McFarland Clinic midwife, you are also choosing to deliver your baby at Mary Greeley Medical Center Birthways in Ames, Iowa. Each year more than 1,000 newborns are welcomed into world at Mary Greeley. Learn more about Mary Greeley Medical Center Birthways >>

Hallmarks of Midwifery

  • Recognition of pregnancy, birth and menopause as normal physical and developmental processes.
  • Advocacy of not intervening if there are no complications.
  • Incorporating scientific evidence into clinical practice.
  • Promoting family-centered care.
  • Empowerment of women as partners in health care.
  • Facilitation of healthy family and interpersonal relationships.
  • Promotion of continuity of care.
  • Health promotion, disease prevention, and health education.
  • Promoting a public health care perspective. Care to vulnerable populations.
  • Advocacy for informed choice, shared decision-making, and the right to self-determination.
  • Cultural competence.
  • Familiarity with common complementary and alternative therapies.
  • Skillful communication, guidance and counseling.
  • Therapeutic value of human presence
  • Collaboration with other members of the health care team.

Medical Arts building in Ames, IA

Find Us

When you are ready to start your care with a McFarland midwife, please give us a call at 515-239-4414. 

Learn about our Ames location >>

View a map of the inside of the Medical Arts Building >>

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