See a midwife in Ludington

Our midwives do more.

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Meet our Certified Nurse Midwives

Angela Faber, CNM
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Angela Faber

Angela Faber, CNM, is a board-certified nurse-midwife. She has been a nurse for over 25 years and has been working in women's health for 8 years. She graduated from University of Michigan's midwifery program. She enjoys sharing information with patients and helping them through pregnancy and labor. She also provides contraception options including IUDs, implants and other forms of birth control, if desired. Midwives can take care of women throughout the lifespan - performing annual visits and even working with women beyond the reproductive years. Angela is a member of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, the American College of Nurse-Midwives and the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses.

Marinda Ramey, CNM
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Marinda Ramey

Marinda Ramey, CNM, is a board-certified nurse-midwife. She earned her bachelor’s degree in nursing from Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti and her master’s degree in nursing practice, nurse midwife from University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. When you see Marinda, you find a women’s health advocate for all your women’s health needs from pre-adolescent to post-menopausal, and a competent healthcare provider to support you through your pregnancy journey from pre-conception through postpartum. Midwifery care by Marinda is holistic, patient-centered, and done through shared-decision making. Marinda also practices cultural competence and cultural humility.

At Corewell Health, all our Certified Nurse Midwives (CNM) are registered nurses (RN) with advanced degrees in women’s health and midwifery. From family planning to prenatal care to that special moment when you bring your baby home, our CNMs are here for you when you want a personalized, hands-on approach to your care. Our CNMs strive to be your trusted partner, with longer appointment times to understand your unique needs and empower you to make informed decisions about your health.

Morgan's story

"My goal was to have a more natural approach to my care and to my delivery. I wanted that intimate experience, and I felt that I would get that with a midwife."
- Morgan Rademacher, midwife patient

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Frequently asked questions

Do midwives have formal medical training?
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Certified Nurse Midwives (CNMs) are certified in advanced practice nursing and midwifery. They are certified by the American College of Nurse Midwives and licensed by the State of Michigan as both nurses and midwives.

Do midwives deliver at hospitals?
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Spectrum Health’s midwifery program is hospital-based, and the only one of its kind in West Michigan. We offer private labor and delivery suites for all our patients. For those interested in a home-like atmosphere, we have a select number of high-touch, low-intervention birthing suites at Butterworth Hospital Family Birthplace with a queen bed, sleeper sofa and soft lighting. These suites are available to reserve by your provider on a first-come, first-served basis.

Do I have to choose between a midwife and an OB-GYN?
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Throughout your pregnancy, our physicians are available for consultation and collaboration with our CNMs as needed. Having this collaborative model allows for a seamless transfer of care if you should require additional medical or surgical care. During labor and delivery, there is always an on-call physician available at the hospital should intervention be required.

Can midwives administer pain medications?
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Certified Nurse Midwives offer a low intervention approach to labor management, including deep breathing, massage, hot and cold therapy, hydrotherapy and movement. A full array of pain relief options are always available, including epidural anesthesia.

Is midwifery care covered by insurance?
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Most major health insurance companies and Medicaid cover midwifery services, but patients should always check with their insurance provider for coverage specifics.

Do midwives only provide birthing services?
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Our midwives provide care during pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum, as well as gynecologic, family planning and preconception care.

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Our experienced midwives are ready to serve you, right on the Lakeshore.