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What is a Midwife?

22 Dec 2023 3:59 PM | PBC Staff (Administrator)

A Midwife is a healthcare provider who specializes in caring for women during their pregnancy, labor, birth and throughout their childbearing years for routine care. They are trained to support normal physiologic childbirth as well as to recognize and intervene when things extend beyond the scope of normal. Attending laboring women, they typically carry their own set of tools and tricks to the trade (when interviewing a midwife, ask her what these are).  

Care by a midwife should be a trusting relationship with a knowledgeable professional who supports your autonomy and empowers you with knowledge to take charge of your own health. It is important to interview and ask questions when choosing your midwifery team. There is a wide variety of experience, education and training variation between Midwifery care providers and it is important to find a provider that resonates and connects with your unique needs.  As in most things, assume nothing and ask lots of questions! 

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