Why You Should Choose a Midwife

When you’re pregnant, it can seem like you face endless decisions as you prepare for the arrival of your baby. From choosing a name to creating your birth plan, the number of choices you make can quickly become overwhelming.

At OB-GYN Associates of Marietta in Marietta and Woodstock, Georgia, we understand that it’s easy to lose your sense of self in all the decisions you make during pregnancy, labor, and delivery. That’s why we’re proud to have certified nurse-midwives on staff alongside our OB/GYN doctors.

Midwives are highly trained medical professionals who support women as they go through the natural process of pregnancy and childbirth. Choosing a midwife can help you put your well-being at the forefront, as well as increase your chances of having a more personal, natural birth experience.

Take a moment to explore more about the benefits of having a midwife by your side during pregnancy and childbirth, and then book a consultation with our midwife team today.

Your midwife partners with you throughout pregnancy

When you choose a midwife at OB-GYN Associates of Marietta, we take the time to get to know you and your partner as individuals. Our midwife team is trained to provide complete prenatal care, along with counseling and education about pregnancy and giving birth.

All of our midwives are certified, so they have years of extensive medical training. Your midwife combines medical expertise with consideration for you as an individual throughout pregnancy.

We strive to provide high-quality medical care focused on maternal wellness with minimal drug intervention. Before your baby is born, we help you learn to trust your body and understand the natural process of childbirth to make you more comfortable during labor and delivery.

Our team works with you to develop a birth plan that takes your medical history and your goals for delivery into account. Midwives can be a great support resource for women with generally healthy, low-risk pregnancies. We can help you determine if having a natural birth is a safe, reasonable option.

You have control over your birth plan

Many women choose to use a midwife because it gives them more options for their birth plan. You have more control over your birthing experience, from where you choose to deliver your baby to the type of drug interventions you’re comfortable using. 

Plus, there are a number of benefits to having a midwife. Using a midwife for your care means that you have better chances of having a natural birth. Babies delivered with midwife support often have higher birth weights, and the risk of preterm birth is lower.

When labor begins, your midwife is by your side. Our team guides you through labor, providing strategies for pain management that can reduce your need for intervention, drugs, and even cesarean birth.

If you need medical intervention at any time during pregnancy or labor, you can be sure that your midwife will refer you to our medical team for care. Our doctors and midwives work closely to provide the best care possible for you and your newborn.

After your baby is born, your midwife continues to support you. Our team offers breastfeeding guidance and monitors your well-being as you transition into the postpartum period.

When you choose a midwife, you’re not just another patient. You can be sure that your needs and goals are considered throughout pregnancy, labor, and delivery.

You have the right to choose the care you receive during pregnancy. Request your first appointment by calling the offices in Marietta or Woodstock now if you’re interested in having a midwife.

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