Birthing and postpartum support
During your birth journey you will make a number of decisions. On of the first options you will choose is your care provider. There are two types of care providers available today for pregnancy and birth. One is the "traditional" approach of having an OB-GYN. These are highly skilled medical doctors with a specialty in surgery. Their training is focused more on the disease process, disorders, and of course surgery. They have very little training when it comes to natural childbirth.They will deliver your baby at a hospital and use the Medical Model of Care approach to childbirth.
Below is a brief description of each of type of midwife:
Your second choice is a midwife. Midwives are qualified health care providers who go through comprehensive training and examinations for certification. Not only do Midwives believe in facilitating a natural childbirth as much as possible, it is the focus of their training. Certification is offered by the American College of Nurse Midwives (ACNM) and the North American Registry of Midwives (NARM). The practice and credentials related to midwifery differ throughout the United States.
Midwifery Model of Care
This model of care is designed to maintain and enhance a women’s physiological and physiological resources for giving birth. It’s based on these premises:
Medical Model of Care
This model of care is designed to replace or alter the body’s own resources with medical and technological interventions. It’s based on these premises:
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