Barbara B. Lutz, R.N, CNM, has worked in many areas of maternal-child health, both as a Registered Nurse and as a Certified Nurse-Midwife, for more than thirty years. A graduate of Montgomery County College, PA. Barbara completed her Nurse-Midwifery education at the University of Medicine and Dentistry in Newark, NJ in 1996. In 1997, Barbara became the first Midwife to attain staff privileges at Ocean Medical Center. Barbara is a Certified First Assistant for Cesarean Sections. She is a past vice- president of the New Jersey Affiliate of the American College of Nurse Midwives. She is currently serving as Membership Chair. Barbara is a married mother of two adult children and lives with her husband in Brick.
Certified Nurse Midwives attend women during labor and birth and are trained and experienced in prenatal, postpartum, normal newborn care, and in routine gynecological care. Thus, as they carry on a centuries-old tradition of assisting women in the safe birth of babies, they can draw not only on their professional skills but also on the use of advanced techniques in modern medicine. By providing comfort, care and safety for women during the natural processes of pregnancy and childbirth, midwives have been an integral part of women's health services from the beginning of recorded history.
The Certified Nurse Midwife is a professional care provider - a Registered Nurse (RN) who has graduated from one of more than thirty advanced education programs accredited by the American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM). In addition, Certified Nurse Midwives must pass a national certification examination and meet strict requirements set by state health agencies.Barbara was the first midwife on staff at Ocean Medical Center. She is a past vice-president of the New Jersey Affiliate of the American College of Nurse-Midwives.She is currently Membership Chair.
Midwifery is primarily intended for healthy women experiencing uncomplicated pregnancies.
If your pregnancy develops medical complications that fall beyond the scope of midwifery care, your midwife may jointly manage your care with an obstetrician. The scope of collaboration will be determined by a mutually agreed upon plan between your midwife and obstetrician. If a physician must assume a dominant role in your care, your midwife may continue to participate in your physical care, guidance, teaching and support.The team of Brielle doctors and midwife have worked for 10 years together providing the best care for mom,babies and families.By forming a collaborative relationship with physicians and other health care professionals in the community, our certified nurse midwive is able to provide the best in personalized and comprehensive patient care.