An increasing number of expecting moms are choosing to go with midwives for their labor and delivery needs - finding the personalized, natural-focused care a welcome help in the sometimes stressful and difficult months of carrying and delivering a baby. And the truth is, midwives can be a wonderful resource. In many cases, they help women find better outcomes than those who don't use them. But that said, it's important to understand the pros and cons of using a midwife before committing yourself to their care. With that in mind, here's a look at some risk factors to be aware of before deciding to use a midwife.
Deciding whether or not to work with a midwife is a personal decision, but looking at the benefits and potential drawbacks is an important step in researching options. Most midwives provide excellent care, which is only improved by partnerships with other medical professionals.
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