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Why Having a Midwife at Your Side During Your Pregnancy Brings Peace of Mind

Are you planning a pregnancy or giving birth soon? If so, you may be hesitating over your birthing options. Many women need extra support during this vulnerable time and want an experienced provider who also supports a holistic birth.

At Holistic OB/GYN & Midwifery in Clifton, New Jersey, Paola Escobar, MSN, CNM, and her team of compassionate and experienced midwives are ready to help you achieve the experience you long for, and support you through your entire pregnancy from conception to birth.

How a midwife supports your childbirth experience

Most people think that midwives are experienced older women who help women out during home births, but this isn’t true. Most professional midwives also have medical training, so they can support and treat you during your entire pregnancy, and help you deliver where you are most comfortable, and you and your baby are safest. This can be at home, in a birthing center, or a hospital.

If you are having a healthy pregnancy, there’s no reason to think you can’t deliver with the help of a midwife in the setting of your choice. Your midwife can help you create your birth plan, and set up contingencies in case anything should change during your last term of pregnancy or at the time you go into labor. If you end up needing to deliver in a hospital under the care of an obstetrician, your midwife can typically remain part of your labor and delivery team.

Choosing a midwife

Different states have different regulations regarding midwife training and certification. At Holistic OB/GYN & Midwifery, All of our midwives are also certified nurses, meaning they are certified nurse-midwives (CNMs) who can practice in any state.

By choosing a CNM as your midwife, you get a professional with all the training needed to support you during your birth and the knowledge required to quickly spot any problems and get you additional help if needed.

How midwives give peace of mind

Since your midwife is with you every step of the way throughout your pregnancy and delivery, you can build a strong rapport based on trust. Midwives generally have more time to get to know you as a patient, and can give you comprehensive, compassionate care from the time you start thinking about conceiving straight through the months of pregnancy and your delivery. 

With a midwife at your side, you can experience a natural, holistic birth secure in the knowledge that they are looking out for both you and your baby and will obtain any additional help necessary to ensure your safety.

If you are interested in the natural birthing option, contact our practice at 973-352-7765 or request an appointment online.

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