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Natural Awakenings Hartford

Miwako Ohta-Agresta, CNM, CHC, RYT-200

Miwako Ohta-Agresta, CNM, CHC, RYT-200

Member of Women’s Health Connecticut
449 Farmington Ave, Hartford, CT
Satellite offices in Avon, Glastonbury, Enfield, S. Windsor & Marlborough
What is your specialization and why did you choose to work in this area?
I am a certified nurse midwife, practicing for over 20 years. I was drawn to the nurturing, individualized care that midwives provide for pregnant women. I am no longer attending births but still am committed to providing individualized care to all my patients.

Tell us about your practice and specialty and which patients should see you.
People automatically associate pregnancy with midwives but in my current role, I provide care for women of all ages integrating my knowledge as a health coach and yoga teacher. I see people for GYN care and often provide health guidance to help them make changes to improve their overall quality of life through yoga, meditation, health coaching.
What keeps patients from trying an integrative or functional health approach?
Many people are more comfortable with a traditional Western medical approach since that is what they know. I offer them options that might help them alleviate symptoms either in place of or in conjunction with traditional care. For example, utilizing yoga poses for insomnia, osteoporosis or menopausal symptoms. I offer health counseling for people with obesity, high cholesterol or diabetes.
What do your patients remark upon most after their first visit? What keeps someone returning?
I think people come back because I listen. I provide care that suits their needs and not automatically prescribe medications. However, if that is the most appropriate option, I certainly offer that.
What is your level of support for health insurance and claims?
Our office accepts most major insurance carriers including Medicare and Medicaid.



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