Ilona (Larni) Blumberg
CNM, APRN, DNP
Specialty in midwifery and woman’s healthcare
Ilona Blumberg brings in over 30 years of experience in women’s healthcare, midwifery, expert obstetrics, and gynecology care.
Trained to address a broad array of medical issues, Ilona Blumberg received her master’s degree in nursing from the University of Cincinnati. She has her doctorate from Maryville University where she completed her dissertation on postmenopausal women.
As a registered nurse practitioner with a specialty in Midwifery, Ilona believes in developing a relationship with her patients based on mutual respect, trust, and open communication.
EDUCATION & TRAINING
Bachelor’s Degree from Lynn University
Master’s Degree in Nursing from the University of Cincinnati
Doctorate from Maryville University
West Boca Medical Center
What Does A Midwife Do?
Midwives take care of pregnant women and assist in their labor, birth and postpartum care. They also provide general care services like routine exams, gynecological care, treating menopausal symptoms, managing abnormal pap smears, preparing for birth, pregnancy and postpartum care.
A nurse midwife is a registered nurse who is board certified by the American College of Nurse-Midwives and trained in an accredited midwifery program.
My Midwives’ care services includes:
- Gynecological exams
- Family planning
- Preconception care
- Prenatal care
- Labor and delivery support
- Newborn care
- Assistance with family planning
- Menopausal management
Dr. Ilona Blumberg offers additional services of reproductive education in fertility, nutrition, exercise, contraception, pregnancy health, and breastfeeding. Midwives work with you while keeping in mind your preferences, cultural values, and personal likes and offer emotional and social support during the birth process.
What Are The Benefits Of Working With A Certified Nurse Midwife?
Certified midwives have the experience and the skill to monitor you and your baby throughout the pregnancy and manage a smooth delivery.
Certified nurse midwives deliver more than 10 in one baby every year in the US. In case of high-risk pregnancy or complications, they possess the clinical experience to take action or refer you to a doctor, as the case might be.
Some pregnancy complications include:
- Preterm delivery
- Mother having fever during childbirth
- Using forceps or vacuum during delivery
- Gestational diabetes
- Gestational hypertension
Midwives routinely consult with obstetricians, perinatologists, and other healthcare professionals, regarding the mother and the child’s health. In case of complications, they work with specialized medical professionals to ensure a safe delivery.
The concept of getting midwife support has evolved over the years. Midwives are not just for crunchy-type moms who want things to flow naturally. Also, mothers who prefer natural birth might want midwives, but that doesn’t mean it would not involve any pain management or drug-free childbirth.
Note: For a woman who has a high-risk pregnancy and/or if complications arise, we recommend selecting a hospital environment under the specialized care of obstetricians, perinatologists, and other professionals trained to address such situations.
According to the American College of Nurse-Midwives, the benefits of good midwife care are:
- Reduced risk of a cesarean
- Lower rates of labor induction and augmentation
- Decrease in use of regional anesthesia
- Lower infant mortality rates
- Decreased risk of preterm birth
- Reduced third and fourth-degree perineal tears
- Better chances of a positive start to breastfeeding
- Greater satisfaction with the quality of care
“I love Dr Ellman and his team! They delivered both my babies and I had tough pregnancies. He always takes great care of me and is an expert in his field!”
Everyone in the office is so incredibly nice and welcoming. Dr. Ellman is kind, attentive, and explains everything so well! I feel very well taken care of every time I go there.”
“Hands down the best doctor! I had a baby 5 1/2 months ago and it was such a pleasure going to my appointments. The staff becomes family and Dr. Ellman gives us such peace of mind during a precious time.”
“This is the most pleasant office to deal with. Everyone is nice and wants to make this a pleasant experience. The office is beautiful and spotless. Dr. Ellman is delivering my first grandchild and I am thrilled he is the one who will be there!”
Dr. Ellman and his team are nothing short of amazing. I came in nervous and left out feeling like I was home. Everyone was gentle, kind, and very informative. The office has a family vibe and energy that ensures that you are safe and cared for. I was recommended by a friend and co-worker of mine and am so grateful. This is the office to go to that will ensure your safety as well as your baby’s safety. Thank you Dr. Ellman for your kindness and knowledge!”
“Dr. Elleman is fabulous. He’s caring kind compassionate. My only regret is that I haven’t seen him since 2015, but sometimes life gets in the way of our plans.
I was able to get in and see him on the spur of the moment due to a cancellation and I couldn’t be happier I know I’m in good hands. His staff is wonderful and Patti made me feel very comfortable relaying all my information to her on the phone. Love the staff and the very upbeat., brilliantly clean surroundings in this location as I had not seen this new location until yesterday. ”
“I’ve been coming to this office since 2018. The office staff is very helpful and friendly. I am always called to the back within 10 min of my appointment time. Dr.Ellman is such a great doctor! He explains everything in great detail and answers any questions I have thoroughly. You don’t feel like you’re being rushed at all like other doctors I have previously been to. Overall such a wonderful experience every time I go! Highly recommend :)”
Ilona is just simply the best!!!! Her care, love, and dedication toward her patients shine through every interaction and her years of knowledge and experience give you a total sense of peace. We love her and will always remember our amazing delivery of our son with her.
Ilona is amazing!!! The best, better than the rest. I’ve had every possible pregnancy complication you can think of. She has helped me deliver three normal and healthy babies to full term.I love her bedside manner; she remembers the small details and helps you get thru all pregnancy scares with a breeze. I love her more than anything.