Midwives are healthcare providers who deal with pregnancy, childbirth, newborn care and postpartum health. Some midwives provide routine reproductive care like pelvic exams, Pap tests, or counseling on birth control. Midwives tend to be more holistic and supportive of natural approaches to pregnancy and birth. People often choose a midwife when they know they want a non medicated birth or support for a medicated birth.
Midwives often work with ob/gyns in a hospital to ensure you have access to any care you need. A midwife is recommended when your pregnancy is low-risk or if you have only mild complications.
Pregnancy and labor are very personal experiences. You have a choice about the kind of care you would prefer. The Women’s Village of Mobile is proud to offer midwifery as a healthcare option.