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Rush Midwifery Group
One is in Meridian, MS at Rush Foundation Hospital where a nurse-midwifery group has been in practice for over 19 years started by Cathy Williamson, CNM and Linda McLendon, CNM. The practice currently has 6 full-time nurse-midwives and serves several out-lying rural areas including Newton, Union, Quitman, and DeKalb as well as two other clinics in the Meridian area of North Hills and Family Medical. The midwife group works in collaboration with board certified physicians who help co-manage high risk conditions. The group offers VBACs and the hospital has a certified lactation specialist, childbirth and sibling preparation classes, and rooming in for newborns. These midwives provide care throughout the lifespan, also specializing in menopausal care and providing Long Acting Reversible Contraception.