What is a Midwife?

Finding out you are expecting is a very exciting time for you and your family. There are many choices to make, including what color to paint the nursery, what name you are going to give your little one, and whether you will breastfeed or bottle-feed. One early decision you will need to make is choosing your healthcare provider to guide you through your pregnancy.

Choosing a doctor or midwife

You will most likely choose between having a doctor or a midwife. Both types of healthcare providers can be valuable sources of direction and aid while growing your tiny of bundle of joy, but selecting which one is best is up to you and your partner.

Midwives usually have a college degree, are registered nurses, and have a master’s degree in midwifery. You may be most familiar with hearing that midwives deliver the majority of births in homes. However, that is not the case. They deliver in homes, birthing centers, and at hospitals.

While midwives are known to take a less hands-on approach when it comes to medications during pregnancy and delivery, they are known to devote more time to their patients and often offer more emotional support. One thing to keep in mind is that midwives cannot perform Cesarean sections and are more practical for mothers who do not have high-risk pregnancies because medical intervention will most likely not be needed. Whoever you choose to deliver your newborn, it is best to do your research to figure out whether a midwife or doctor will be more suitable for you.

Be sure to get a breast pump

We may not be able to advise you which healthcare provider to go with, but one thing we are good at Aeroflow Breastpumps is helping you choose a breast pump that is perfect for you. At Aeroflow Breastpumps, we have a team of dedicated Breastpump Specialists who are trained on all major breast pump brands on the market. Your Breastpump Specialist can also help you verify your insurance coverage to see if you can get one for free thanks to recent Health Care Reform Act.

All you need to do is submit your health insurance information along with a few other demographics, and a Breastpump Specialist will see if your insurance will cover a double electric breast pump. Just fill out our Qualify Through Insurance form to see if you are covered. The process is fast, simple, and free. If you need more immediate assistance, give us a call directly at (844) 867-9890. We look forward to assisting you!