Empowered and Supported
I have had the opportunity to experience birth with an OBGYN as well as a Midwife. The quality of care with both practitioners was exceptional, but the experience with the midwives was so different. Appointments with the midwives were relaxed. I felt that I had more than enough time to speak about concerns, but also to share the joys of my pregnancy and motherhood. I developed a relationship with the practitioners that were bringing my baby into the world. I felt empowered and supported throughout giving birth without pain medication. Following the birth, I was able to go home from the hospital within hours and received home visits for the first two weeks. Being able to stay home for those first appointments was amazing! The midwives made me feel that birth was a natural process and not always a medical intervention. I am so grateful and appreciative for my birth experience and will be using the midwives for any future babies!