Choosing a Midwife
When interviewing a birth care provider, be sure to discuss your own thoughts, feelings, and concerns about pregnancy and birth. Here’s a list of issues to consider ahead of time.
Questions to Ask
How was she trained? What is her experience?
What do her services include?
Does she work alone or with assistants? What would happen if she were unavailable during your birth?
Does she limit the number of births she attends per month?
How can you contact her, and when is she available to you?
What equipment does she carry?
What experience has she had with complications?
What happens in case of medical emergency?
What are her fees and payment schedule? What other costs might be you encounter (lab work, other practitioners)?
Why you are considering a home birth setting and a midwife for your care.
Any questions you have about midwifery care.
Any qualities, training, or talents that are important to you in a midwife.
Your feelings about this pregnancy.
Any burning questions you have about this pregnancy.
Any previous pregnancy or birth experiences you would like to share.
Any questions you have about birth.
Any religious or spiritual practices that will be important to your birthing journey.
Whether you have interest in adding a doula to your experience.
Whether you would like recommendations for childbirth classes.
Any thoughts or questions you have regarding hospital birth and transfers.
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