It's important to be aware of our choices when it comes to healthcare. Certainly when it comes to pregnancy and delivery options, finding a provider who will listen to your needs and adjust to your comfort level is fantastically important. So let's talk about the option of midwives!
Who are they? What do they do? Who should use them? Do they have good outcomes? Can I deliver in a hospital with a midwife? Do I still see a medical doctor?
Thankfully, we have Robin Lommori, CPM with us to teach all about midwifery!
Robin is an experienced and passionate childbirth educator, doula, lactation consultant, fertility coach and midwife. She is a strong believer in the power of knowledge and education to empower people during preconception, pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding.
Topics in this episode include:
What's the history of widwifery?
What's the difference between a CPM/CNM/CM?
What kind of training goes into becoming a midwife? What's the certification process?
What kind of prenatal/delivery/postnatal care do midwives provide?
Do midwives generally collaborate with other healthcare providers who deliver babies (for example, OB-GYNs, FM physicians, etc)?
What's the data on midwife delivery outcomes in the US?
How does the US rank in maternal/fetal outcomes?
Are there examples of other countries who have had success with midwifery?
How can someone know if they are a good fit to work with a midwife before/during/after their pregnancy?
In addition to her professional work, Robin is also the founder of Making Mommies, an online fertility coaching program.