Pregnancy is a natural but admittedly complicated part of life for many women. There’s much to be done and much to learn during those nine months as you prepare for your baby. At Boro Park OB/GYN, our midwives are highly skilled medical professionals who add an extra dimension to your pregnancy care.
They’re equipped to provide expert medical services during your office visits. They also offer exceptional emotional/social support as you decide on everything from colors for the nursery to selecting the delivery method that best suits your needs.
There are many benefits to working with a midwife during your pregnancy. We’ve put together a list of five that you may want to consider.
1. Midwives focus on your overall health
Starting with the belief that pregnancy is a complex but natural experience, our board-certified midwives focus on all aspects of your physical, social, emotional, and psychological health and well-being during your pregnancy.
While many physical components related to your pregnancy and your baby’s health require ongoing medical supervision and expertise — which our midwives deliver — your social and emotional well-being also play a vital role in a successful pregnancy and delivery.
Along with providing exceptional medical care, our midwives take the time to listen to your concerns, lend support and encouragement when you need it, and explain what you can expect while you’re expecting. Their goal is to partner with you throughout your pregnancy and delivery.
2. Midwives are committed to providing a more natural pregnancy experience
Pregnancy is often treated as a medical condition, and the care you receive may begin to feel more clinical than natural: You see your doctor as directed, follow the instructions provided, and return for your next scheduled visit.
Midwives work hard to ensure you remain part of the process and that you have an opportunity to savor (and yes, even grumble about) the many life-changing aspects of pregnancy.
3. Midwives are family-centered
Whether this is your first child, or you have others waiting at home for the new arrival, your Boro Park midwife focuses on what the new baby means for you and your family. Because they take a holistic approach to pregnancy, you can expect your midwife to provide counseling, education, and detailed discussions about integrating a new baby into your home.
4. Boro Park midwives help ensure a successful pregnancy and in-hospital delivery
During your pregnancy, you can count on your midwife to recommend and encourage healthy nutrition, appropriate exercise habits, and other self-care measures that are known to benefit your delivery experience as they help guard your health and your baby’s health.
Midwife care has been shown to:
- Decrease the need for anesthesia during delivery
- Reduce labor induction rates
- Lower risks of requiring a cesarean (C-section)
- Improve birth weights
- Reduce the risk of preterm delivery
5. Your midwife sticks with you through the early days of parenting
Along with serving as a valuable member of your delivery team at the hospital, your Boro Park OB/GYN midwife coaches you on breastfeeding techniques, diapering, bathing, and other early infant-care issues that occur once you and your baby arrive home. The long-term relationship your midwife establishes with you during pregnancy makes her a valuable member of your home team.
At Boro Park OB/GYN, we offer the perfect blend of expert physician and midwife care to help ensure you experience a successful pregnancy and delivery. If you’d like further details regarding the benefits of working with a midwife during your pregnancy, schedule your consultation today.