When Sanford Health moved into its new hospital off Interstate 94 and Veterans Boulevard here in the summer of 2017, it was already on pace for a record number of births.
Cyndy Skorick, Sanford Women’s executive director, said that was one factor in the recent move to add certified nurse-midwives to the staff.
The second factor: requests from patients.
“We know that there are women really wanting that low-intervention birth,” Skorick said.
Sanford hired three certified nurse-midwives in March to focus on helping women through labor and delivery.