Benefits of using a midwife during a hospital birth

Certified Nurse Midwife Naomi Hannah, CNM, explains the benefits of having a midwife as your care provider when giving birth at a hospital
Benefits of Having A Midwife During A Hospital Birth
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Benefits of using a midwife during a hospital birth

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If you plan a hospital birth, having a nurse midwife as your care provider means that you have the best of both worlds. You have somebody who is there for you no matter what your choices are. If you want natural child birth, she will be there for you to help you breathe, to offer you a shower or a tub, to suggest different positions that help your labor progress naturally. And if you do need modern medicine for pain relief, for epidural, to help your labor move along, all of that is there for you. But it's not gonna be shoved in your face, it's not going to be routinely given to you without necessity. And a midwife is somebody who's gonna be there for most of your labor, as opposed to an obstetrician who comes in usually when the baby's ready to be born.

Certified Nurse Midwife Naomi Hannah, CNM, explains the benefits of having a midwife as your care provider when giving birth at a hospital

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Naomi Hannah, CNM

Certified Nurse Midwife

Naomi Hannah is a midwife who has worked in several birth settings: she has been a Doula, a Certified Professional Midwife, a labor and delivery nurse, and is now a Certified Nurse Midwife. Naomi has approached the many facets of birthing from various angles; a birth center, a home birth practice, and currently a hospital-based practice. She lives in Taos, New Mexico, with her partner of 13 years and their two children, Eden who is 10 and Ezra, seven, both born with the help of known donors. Her personal experience and professional skills have made it possible to help other women conceive at home with alternative insemination.  She is also a singer-songwriter who has taught preschool music classes. She enjoys sharing music with her children and watching their musical language unfold. 

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