Harvard Vanguard's women's health services are provided by outstanding physicians, certified nurse midwives, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses and medical support teams who work together to offer women the best care possible. Our dedicated teams at 15 convenient office locations (Boston and many suburban communities) provide complete and personal gynecological and obstetrical care. We are committed to making it easier for women to be and stay healthy through every stage of life.
Dr. Sarah Zarek, OB/GYN at the Harvard Vanguard Copley practice in Boston, and Dr. Ted Yurkosky, OB/GYN at the Harvard Vanguard practice in Chelmsford, discuss the new guidelines for Pap Tests as outlined by The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) and the American Cancer Society. Harvard Vanguard encourages all women to speak with their primary care clinician or OB/GYN about these guidelines and other preventive healthcare.
The Myths of Nurse-Midwifery
The word “midwife” comes from the Old English and means “with woman.” Midwives have helped women give birth since the beginning of time. Over the years, several myths about midwifery have surfaced and have created some preconceived notions about what utilizing a Certified Nurse-Midwife – or simply “nurse-midwife” – involves. This may be in part because people use the term “midwife” to refer to all types of midwives, not just nurse-midwives. The other types of midwife are Certified midwives and Certified Professional midwives. The focus of this article is nurse-midwives.