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Considering a Midwife at Your Birth? Here’s What You Need to Know

Considering a Midwife at Your Birth? Here’s What You Need to Know

If you’re looking for a more personalized, holistic approach to care during your pregnancy, you might consider working with a midwife.

At Raveco Medical, we offer midwife services that support your pregnancy from the start. Our certified midwives have extensive experience providing gentle, customized care that pregnant women desire as they prepare for labor and delivery.

What to know about midwives

Many women choose to work with a midwife for the personalized attention they provide throughout pregnancy and beyond. They think of their midwife as a personal cheerleader through the challenges of pregnancy and childbirth.

If you’re not sure if working with a midwife is right for you, here are some things you should know about our midwife services:

What a midwife does

A midwife is a trained health care professional who supports women during their pregnancy, labor and delivery, and postpartum recovery.

The focus of a midwife’s care plan is to provide you with physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual support to promote a safe and healthy pregnancy. Midwives understand and honor that every woman has unique needs and preferences, especially through the ups and downs of a pregnancy.

Our midwives value the importance of building a trusting relationship with expectant mothers and make natural and conventional pregnancy resources available.

Who a midwife can assist

Midwives typically work with women that have low-risk pregnancies who want a more natural, personalized pregnancy experience. They empower women to stay involved in aspects of their pregnancy to optimize their health and the development of the baby.

Midwives also provide ongoing support to help women adapt to the physical and emotional changes that occur in pregnancy.

If you experience any complications during pregnancy, your midwife works directly with our experienced obstetrics team to coordinate your care.

What services a midwife offers during pregnancy

Our certified midwives offer a wide range of services to support pregnant women. In early pregnancy, they can recommend lifestyle changes, diet modifications, safe exercises, and supplements that support both mother and baby.

Other services midwives can provide include:

Midwives can also address your family planning needs and assist with preconception care when you’re ready to become pregnant.

How a midwife supports postpartum recovery

In addition to assisting throughout your labor and delivery, our midwives also provide postpartum care. They support your physical recovery from childbirth and can also assess your emotional and mental health needs.

Our midwives also provide comprehensive newborn care services to help you care for your infant. Newborn care includes assistance with feeding, bathing, establishing sleep routines, and other essentials.

Your midwife can also support you through the issues new parents face, such as sleep deprivation and adapting to the lifestyle changes a new baby introduces. They can also provide resources that help you lose the baby weight safely.

If you’re interested in working with a midwife during your pregnancy, call the Raveco Medical office near you or book an appointment online today.

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