What is the Role of a Midwife?

This video is to inform viewers about what a midwife is. Every women’s pregnancy should be a calm and joyful time in their life. It is very hard being pregnant and can be very stressful on a women’s body, which is why pregnant women should visit the doctor more frequently than any other time. This is also a time to see your obgyn and get the prenatal care you need.

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One conversation to have is whether you want to have your medical visits with a doctor or a midwife. Midwifery has become more common and even has cultural roots. In fact, as of February 2019, there were 12,218 certified nurse-midwives and 102 certified midwives, according to the American Midwifery Certification Board. This is a great alternative way to get the prenatal care you need and make sure you and your child are taken care of.

Getting prenatal support and education is a great way to get feel more at ease before giving birth. Prenatal care is also extremely important as well because it allows for a more properly planned birth and can help easily monitor not only the health of the woman but the health of the baby as well.


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