In a previous blog, we talked about what a midwife nurse is and what they can do for you. Hiring a midwife is something that many women decide to do, but choosing the right option for you will depend on many factors. Figuring out what kind of health provider will support you throughout your pregnancy, labor and delivery is a very important step. Although there are a plethora of reasons to use an obstetrician, there are many reasons to choose a nurse midwife in Bradenton as well. The following is a list of a few of the many advantages of choosing a midwife:
#1. Individualized Attention
Although doctors are caring and compassionate, they have several patients to look after. Midwives, on the other hand, only take one patient at a time, which gives you an unparalleled level of individual attention throughout every step of your delivery. This level of support can help you to remain calm, confident and comfortable throughout labor and delivery.
#2. Lower risk for infant mortality, C-sections and other interventions
Several studies have suggested that using a midwife lowers the risk for infant mortality, C-sections and other common interventions used during deliveries (vacuums and forceps). One study even found that midwife attended births had a 19% lower infant mortality rate. Keep in mind that one big contributing factor to this is that midwives don’t’ usually handle deliveries that are considered to be high risk.
#3. Fewer expenses associated with childbirth
The fact of the matter is, doctors are more expensive than midwives, and this fact is especially true if you wish to give birth at home. If all signs point to a healthy, low-risk pregnancy, hiring a midwife may be a great option to help you to save more.
Is hiring a midwife the right option for you? Contact us today to find out!