One is a highly trained medical professional, while the other is a nonclincal professional trained to give physical emotional support. But they can and do work together!
Many women looking for a more personal and intimate birthing experience choose a midwife instead of an OB-GYN and the conventional doctor-patient relationship that goes with it. Krista Afumbom, 34, had a water birth with her first child and is preparing to labor in water with her second baby in April. Both times she chose … Read More
Krista Afumbom knew she wanted her labor and childbirth experience to be as natural as possible. She chose to use a midwife for her delivery. “They took a lot of time getting to know me as an individual and addressing my concerns. I think that really helped establish good trust between us,” Ms. Afumbom says. … Read More
When you think of nurse midwives, do you think of babies delivered at home? If so, you’ve got lots of company! Learn the reality behind this myth and others in an infographic created with input from two experts: Ob/Gyn Rebecca Starck, MD, Chair of Regional Obstetrics and Gynecology, and nurse midwife Joy Sedlock, CNM. Discover … Read More