The processes of pregnancy, labor, and delivery are extremely personal and memorable to a woman. As such, it is important to surround yourself with professionals who not only know what they’re doing, but are supportive, comforting, and truly advocate on your behalf.
If you are pregnant, you may wish to consider getting a midwife. Midwives are health professionals who assist women during the process of childbearing. Midwives can deliver babies at home, at birthing centers, or at hospitals, depending on the mother’s preference. Most midwives work closely with medical doctors, such as obstetricians, to care for and support patients.
Let’s talk about some of the key benefits of partnering with a midwife for your pregnancy and childbirth, and where you can go in DeKalb County for an outstanding midwifery program that’s best for you.
Midwives offer a lot more than simply delivering your baby. Here are just some of the ways in which a midwife can support you before, during, and after pregnancy:
On the other hand, a mother-to-be may prefer a midwife during important milestones only, such as during the third trimester, labor, and delivery. As such, it is important to find a midwife who offers the level of support you desire, and is not overbearing.
In the interest of the health and safety of you and your baby, it is highly recommended that you select a midwife who has been certified. Certified midwives have completed a medical midwifery education program and passed a formal exam. This requires rigorous education and hands-on experience. A certified midwife offers a high standard of safety, education, and experience that a lay midwife may not.
At Dekalb Women’s Specialists Gynecological & Obstetrical Care, our talented OB/GYN providers can work closely with certified midwives to provide compassionate care and support to pregnant women who would like to partner with a midwife. We take a patient-centered approach to women’s healthcare, and we provide medical care and support for every stage of a woman’s life.
To find out more about our OB/GYN services or to book an appointment, call us today at (404) 508-2000 or you can book an appointment via our online form. We have three convenient offices in which to serve you, in Decatur, Stonecrest, and Stone Mountain, Georgia. We look forward to seeing you!