5 Great Reasons to Consider Using a Midwife for Your Delivery

From the time you find out you’re pregnant to the life-changing reality of having a newborn baby, you’re faced with many decisions. You want to choose the right medical care, the delivery option that’s best for you, and even the right car seat — the choices can be overwhelming. 

About 8% of women choose a midwife to guide them through pregnancy, labor, and delivery and that number is growing. Midwives are medical professionals who emphasize natural birth and maternal well-being. And for low-risk pregnancies, they can provide a positive and natural birth experience for mom and baby. 

At ObGyne Birth Center for Natural Deliveries, your health is at the forefront of everything we do. Bola Sogade, MD, and our certified team offers midwifery for women who want personalized, expert care during pregnancy, delivery, and beyond.

Book an appointment to learn more about having a midwife for your pregnancy.

You want a close relationship throughout your pregnancy

Our team takes the time to get to know you and your partner as individuals during your pregnancy. You’re not just another number — you’re an individual with unique questions, concerns, and goals for your health care.

During your prenatal appointments, our midwife, Rita Sanders, CNMW, helps you and your partner develop a birth plan. Our experts work with you to determine if you’re a good candidate for natural birth and help you prepare as much as possible for bringing your baby into the world.

You want personalized care combined with medical expertise

We offer comprehensive, physician-led pregnancy care combined with the elements of midwifery. A midwife partners with you, giving you the power of choice when it comes to your care during pregnancy, labor, and delivery.

Our midwife is a certified nurse midwife (CNMW). She’s completed years of medical training and is an expert in combining personalized midwifery with medical expertise. If your pregnancy is identified as higher risk, we can refer you to a hospital for additional care.

You want to give birth in a comfortable setting

The thought of giving birth makes many moms-to-be nervous. Hospitals can be sterile and uncomfortable, making feelings of anxiety even worse. When you deliver your baby with a midwife, you can give birth wherever you’re most comfortable. 

At our birth center, women can choose queen-size beds, birthing tubs, or other settings for labor and delivery. Our team works with you during labor, helping you find a comfortable place to give birth. In most cases, you can even have a midwife if you want to deliver in a hospital.

You want a natural birth

Women who use midwives during labor and delivery have a lower chance of intervention during delivery. If you’re hoping to deliver naturally, without induction or cesarean section delivery, having a midwife can improve your chances of having a natural birth. 

Our midwife and birthing team are highly trained in techniques for managing labor pain and encouraging natural birth. We use nitrous oxide to help women remain comfortable during labor, but other options, including epidural injections, are available upon request.

You want active support during labor and delivery

Your midwife is by your side throughout labor and delivery. She stays in the room with you and gives you the support you need during labor. At ObGyne Birthing Center for Natural Deliveries, we help you learn to trust your body before your baby is born, and we’re here to coach you through labor and delivery.

Your pregnancy is a personal journey, and you have the right to choose your care. If you’re interested in having a midwife, book an appointment online or call our office today.

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