Midwifery Q & A
Why Should I See A Midwife?
Midwifery is considered a less interventive practice of caring for a woman and baby through pregnancy and the postpartum period. This practice is associated with the reduced use of an epidural and the decreased need for an episiotomy. This is ideal for women who would like to have a more natural labor. Those who are experiencing complications with their pregnancy or are considered high-risk can also see a midwife, though they often require specialists on top of this care. You should see a midwife if having a natural labor, low-tech monitoring and a one-on-one, hands-on approach during your pregnancy and postpartum period sounds appealing.
What is Unique About Midwifery?
Midwifery is a traditional approach to caring for a woman during her pregnancy. In recent years, this practice has grown as an increasing number of women become interested in having a natural birth. Midwifery services also frequently include the support of natural family planning. This low-tech, low-intervention monitoring strives to provide women with a relaxed environment throughout the duration of their pregnancy. Another important aspect of midwifery is education. Patients are encouraged to be informed about medical procedures and what affects unnecessary intervention during pregnancy and labor can have on a mother and baby. Your midwife will discuss a number of options with you, and help you to weigh the pros and cons of each.
The goal of midwifery is to build a unique, personalized bond with each patient while simultaneously helping them to thrive through pregnancy and childbirth with as little intervention as possible. This continues in the postpartum period, where your midwife will continue to provide you with support and care as you settle into a routine with your new baby. If you would like more information on seeing a midwife, contact our team of professionals at Nurture Women’s Health today.