Texas County Memorial Hires First Certified Nurse Midwife

(Houston) – Tracey Arwood has become the first certified nurse midwife ever employed by Texas County Memorial Hospital.

At TCMH Arwood has found what she calls “the perfect relationship” the opportunity for women to receive their healthcare from a certified nurse midwife, an obstetrician/gynecologist or a family medicine physician.

Arwood will provide care for low-risk obstetrics patients, and she plans to take call and provide one-on-one support during labor for her patients whenever possible. Arwood is trained and experienced in assisting with breastfeeding initiation, newborn care and any complications that may arise postpartum.

Arwood can provide care for infants in the hospital, and after birth, babies will be referred to Dr. William Wright, a family medicine physician in the TCMH Medical Complex in Houston.

Arwood also provides complete women’s healthcare from 13 years of age through menopause. She provides birth control counseling and care, infertility treatment and low-risk obstetrics care. She will see her patients in Houston at the TCMH Medical Complex on Monday and Wednesday and patients at the TCMH Mountain Grove Clinic on Tuesday and Thursday. She plans to attend to her own patient deliveries as much as possible.

Arwood is accepting new patients in Houston at 417-967-5639 and in Mountain Grove at 417-926-1770.