After more than a ten-year absence, midwifery returns to Angel Medical Center. Mission Women’s Care has locations in Franklin, Bryson City and Sylva that will be delivering babies at Angel Medical Center, as well as providing other healthcare services for women of all ages. All three offices are now open. Four practitioners – Dr. Elizabeth England and certified nurse midwives Judith Layton, Anne Karner and Cynthia Noland – have been added to the team of compassionate healthcare providers.
“Midwifery care focuses on birth as a normal, healthy process. Midwifery care reduces interventions women experience during prenatal care and the labor process thus decreasing cesarean section rates,” said Judith A. Layton, CNM, MSN. Midwifery is much more than just delivering babies.