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Misunderstandings of midwives

Midwifery is a health care profession that helps expectant mothers.They are there when the mothers are giving birth and they also provide prenatal care. Postpartum care is also provided by them as well.  In general, midwives are not usually nurses although they can be. But they have rules and regulations and they also have a governing body.But what are the misconceptions about them?

The misconception comes from the practice of giving birth at home.  In my practice of helping women as a San Diego midwife, homebirths are where people get confused.People think that home birthing is an unsafe way of delivering a baby. But if the pregnancy is a low-risk one then this method is very safe.  Midwives do have some medical equipment for emergencies.Most complications are avoided because of the method that they deliver babies.

This is the part where the benefits come in.  As some midwives in San Diego perform their services they do it with a natural delivery.This kind of delivery involves no medicine while birthing.  No medicine is used to help the pain.  But by not using medication this actually helps the delivery happen faster.Because most of the women do not know that medication will slow down the delivery.So by not administering medicine to the mother the delivery would be faster.

Another good thing would be when women deliver using water birth method because this has a lot of benefits for the baby and the mother. From doing waterbirth in San Diego in my practice the water eases the delivery.The water soothes the muscles of the pregnant mother resulting to an easier delivery of the baby. Plus the shock and stress that the baby undergoes during birthing can be reduced by being released into water.

As you can see there are some things that people wrongly think of about midwives and their chosen profession.But I’m hoping that you will understand that this method is safe for low-risk pregnancies.And they also have a governing body.And that is the reason why midwives also need to undergo extensive schooling about their chosen profession.They know some medical procedures that may be needed in their said profession.That is why mothers should not be worried about their safety since all necessary medical equipments are with the midwife.It can be a good choice for women.


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