Mercy West- Bring back Midwives!
The Cincinnati Birthing Community is saddened to hear that Mercy West no longer has midwives serving birthing patients due to Seven Hills dismissing their team of midwives.
Many birthing patients were drawn to deliver at Mercy West because of the midwifery care available and the embracing staff. Mercy West is known to provide compassionate, open-minded, evidence-based birthing options which are hard to find in Cincinnati. Midwives excel at providing low-intervention care and consistently improve birth outcomes and patient satisfaction.
We encourage Mercy West will fill the void left by the termination of the Seven Hills midwife team and find a way to continue offering a midwifery care option to patients birthing at Mercy West Hospital. The location and natural birthing suite at Mercy West have great appeal to the community and is widely regarded as a great place to birth, but midwives are an essential component. Without them many patients will go elsewhere. Mercy West, we implore you to fill the gap.