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HCA Florida Fort Walton-Destin Hospital Launches Tri-County Area's Only Hospital-Based Midwifery Pro

HCA Florida Fort Walton-Destin Hospital has launched a new midwifery program – the only one of its kind across Okaloosa, Walton and Santa Rosa counties in which midwives deliver in the hospital.

The program helps to meet the growing healthcare needs of our community, as an increased number of women seek low-intervention options for a more natural birthing experience. 

Our certified nurse midwives (CNMs) have extensive nursing and midwifery experience and provide a wide range of women’s health services – such as adolescent health care, birth control counseling and management, family planning, maternity services (including prenatal, childbirth and postnatal care), menopause management, wellness education, well-woman exams and maternity services.

“We’re thrilled to have such strong support from the women in our community to offer midwifery services in the Tri-Counties," said HCA Florida Fort Walton-Destin Hospital’s Chief Operating Officer, Caroline Burris. "Our dedicated and experienced midwives have a strong passion for educating moms, and we’re excited to be able to offer women the opportunity to deliver safely and close to home.”

HCA Florida Fort Walton-Destin Hospital’s CNMs care for women experiencing routine or low-risk pregnancies – partnering with an OB-GYN as needed to offer support to expectant mothers during labor and delivery, with our full-service hospital available 24/7.

Women interested in scheduling an appointment or learning more about our maternity services can call (850) 863-7661.

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