A midwife is someone who will provide individualized care to women before, during, and after pregnancy. In fact, certified nurse-midwives are able to deliver a baby safely. If a mother has a chronic illness, or if it is a high-risk pregnancy, then the midwife will consult with an OB/GYN (obstetrician/gynecologist) or refer the mother toRead More
What Does A Midwife Do?
Midwives have assisted women during childbirth for hundreds of years, but the official profession of nurse-midwife began in the US in the mid-1920s. From its beginnings in rural areas, there are now programs to certify midwives in many colleges and institutions of higher learning. A national certification exam assures soon-to-be parents that they and theirRead More
Using a Midwife vs. a Hospital Delivery
Modern mothers-to-be have lots of decisions to tend with regards to determining the best, safest way to deliver their baby. And for first-time moms, one is whether to choose an obstetrician-gynecologists (ob-gyn) or certified nurse-midwives (CNM) to oversee their deliveries. Here are some considerations to help you determine which option may best for you andRead More