Choosing the right approach to your prenatal care doesn't mean you have to choose between a midwife and an obstetrician. You can partner with both types of care providers to create a well-rounded medical care team that attends to your pregnancy from a holistic and medical perspective. Here are a few ways to make a midwife part of your approach to pregnancy.
Choose A Certified Nurse-Midwife
Certified nurse-midwives are nurses who have the ability to prescribe medications and provide specialized medical services as needed.
Being pregnant means that your entire perspective on regular, everyday activities changes. Your primary focus is on your health and the health of your growing, unborn baby. As such, when you had planned to travel internationally before you found out you were pregnant, you may wonder whether or not traveling to another country is a good idea now. Get to know some of the factors that you should consider when determining whether or not to travel internationally during your pregnancy so that you can make the right decision for yourself.
Doctors have a longstanding tradition of being male. On top of that, female baby doctors are a relatively new phenomenon. Yet, sixty-four percent of all of the practicing gynecologists in the U.S. are still men. So, why would you want to see a woman doctor for obstetrics and gynecology if there are almost twice as many qualified male doctors? The answers are not that surprising.
Male Gynecologists Are Creepy
Many women will tell you that they find male gynecologists creepy or "