Are You Making A Mistake By Not Having A Midwife?
Just found out you are expecting? Congratulations! Now that you know you are going to have a baby you have to pick a care provider. If you have been seeing the same ob/gyn for years it may seem like a no brainer to go with him/her for your care. That being said, have you considered choosing a midwife for your prenatal care? Once you know more about midwives it will give you something to think about.
False Myths About Midwives:
-They only attend home births
-They lack formal education
-Focused only on pregnancy and birth
-Only attend birth with no pain medication
Midwives are ideally suited to attend your birth. In fact, certified nurse midwives and certified midwives attend 93 percent of all mid-wife attended births in the United States. In the U.S. midwives are required to have a master’s degree and they must pass a national certification. They can care for women both at home, in a birthing center, and even a hospital.
Midwives take a different approach to providing women prenatal care. They get to know their patients and they take note of their personal needs in order to take better care of them. Using a midwife is more personalized than using the average ob/gynand is safe and approved by most health insurance plans.
Midwives help facilitate a loving and supportive care group during delivery. They encourage and support your birth coaches and are trained and educated so they can identify when serious medical intervention is needed and can arrange for additional treatment.
- Dan Canfield