Midwives vs. Obstetricians

Midwives and Obstetricians do many of the same things; they care for pregnant women and deliver babies.  Midwives can work with high risk patients.  OBs can work with boringly healthy women.  Midwives who work in hospitals, (CNMs or, Certified Nurse Midwives), are...

Passing the Due Date

What if you remain pregnant when your due date arrives?  Or, worse yet, what if you are still pregnant after your due date?  That can feel terribly unfair.  It’s as if you have just run a long race and as you near the finish line, they extend the finish line and you...

The Hospital Bed

If you are giving birth in a hospital there will be a birthing bed in your room.  Remember, it is not just for lying in!  Actually, lying in bed during labor, especially on your back, is the most uncomfortable position to be in. A hospital bed can be put in many...

Consider Your Goals

What is your goal for this experience?  Perhaps you have more than one goal.  A common response many moms have given is “To have a positive experience.”  Or, “To be as calm as possible and have as little stress as possible.”  Some women say their goal is to birth...

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