Natural Birth Doctors at NuWave Women’s Health

When Choosing Among Natural Birth Doctors, Consider Dr. James Duerkes

Are you seeking natural birth doctors in the Miami-Dade and Broward County Area? Natural birth is defined as a vaginal birth, especially without medical intervention such as pain-relieving medication. An article in the Journal of Perinatal Education describes natural birth in more detail:


“Choosing natural childbirth means that women prepare for the birth of their babies confident in their own ability to give birth, being willing to feel contractions, and finding comfort in response to what they are feeling. It means that they will be surrounded by family, friends, and professionals who will encourage them to trust their inner wisdom. It means that wherever they give birth—hospital, birthing center, or home—they will have the freedom they need to respond to their contractions.”


Many women looking for natural birth doctors have found what they were looking for at NuWave Women’s Health, in Dr. James Duerkes.


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One of the Most Popular Natural Birth Doctors in South Florida


Dr. Duerkes is one of the region’s most beloved natural birth doctors. Dr. Duerkes founded NuWave Women’s Health because he believed that there was a gap to fill in the Broward County medical scene for modern, patient-centered obstetric and gynecologic care. He knew that more and more women were searching for a close physician-patient relationship, open-minded natural birth doctors, and a nurturing, personable, genuine experience receiving care. Our mission at NuWave is to bring these missing qualities back to women’s health care.


A Testimonial from a Valued Patient


Patients who found Dr. Duerkes when they sought natural birth doctors have overwhelmingly positive reflections on their experiences. Read a story from one of them below, and book an appointment for excellent care during your pregnancy journey with Dr. James Duerkes!


“As a first-time mom I had so many concerns when choosing which doctor would be right for my baby and me. But, from my very first prenatal appointment, I knew that Dr. James Duerkes wouldn’t let me down. He was very patient with me and extremely detailed when answering my questions. Throughout my pregnancy, I was able to reach out to him at anytime of the day and expect a quick response from him and his team. As my due date came near, I began to research more about labor and delivery and became more anxious about having the perfect birth plan. I was very set on a natural, vaginal delivery, delaying of the umbilical cord cutting, anti-episiotomy, skin to skin, amongst many other things and Dr. Duerkes was all for it. He supported my husband and I’s wishes until the very end.


“At 37 weeks pregnant I had my ultrasound, where we discovered that my baby was breech and due to preeclampsia I would have to deliver that same week. This news was most devastating because of my strong desire to deliver vaginally. I had read and watched videos throughout the last trimester on how to flip a breech baby but Dr. Duerkes explained very thoroughly all of the risks that could go along with flipping a breech baby and I slowly began to change my mind on the idea of it being that I would be putting my baby and myself in danger. I knew that I had to start accepting the possibility of C-section but was very uneasy about it. On my way to the hospital, Dr. Duerkes called me to go over what was next. I slowly began to break down into tears and asked him if there was any hope whatsoever for a vaginal delivery. He assured me that he was going to try what he could without putting us in danger. When I arrived to the hospital, Dr. Duerkes began to make small maneuvers in attempt to slowly turn the baby. It was then that one of the nurses suggested performing a version, which is when a sonogram tech guides the Doctor with the positioning of the baby as he attempts to flip the baby. My doctor was confident that this could work and I had 100% faith in him. It took him less than five minutes to successfully accomplish the version and I was able to deliver vaginally. He also granted all of my wishes in the delivery room that went according to the birth plan. I am so grateful that I chose Dr. Duerkes for this journey and if I had to do it all over again I would choose him every time.”

Sources for This Article:


Why Natural Childbirth? - Judith A. Lothian, RN, PhD, LCCE, FACCE

What patients are saying about dr.duerkes:

Dr. Duerkes came highly recommended during my pregnancy and after meeting him at my first prenatal visit I knew for sure I was in good hands. He has wonderful bedside manners, he's kind and compassionate and most importantly to me, I love that he takes the time to learn about me and my concerns to better care for me. His entire team from the girls at the front desk as well as his partner are all professional and friendly. You will not be disappointed.

Dr. Duerkes was drawn to Obstetrics & Gynecology because it is a specialty that includes multiple aspects of medicine, including office preventative care, surgery, and internal medicine. He was also drawn to the unique relationship between doctor and patient that comes with providing gynecologic and pregnancy care. Read Dr. Duerkes’s full bio here.

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