Yesterday we went to see a second midwife. (And had a little something extra happen!) We’ve been to a birthing center with CPM’s (certified professional midwife) and now an office with a CNM (certified nurse midwife) as we try to decide what is best for us and this pregnancy.
As I dive a little deeper into the world of midwives this time around, I’m finding more and more that they expect me to have questions for them. They actually schedule extra time to spend with me to talk about their profession, education, and ease any concerns that I may have.
I also had a wonderful doctor like this while pregnant with Bella, now 3, but haven’t really found any others like that here. And I’ve been to several.
Because I was taken aback the first appointment at how ready they were to answer questions, I decided to put together info that I’ve gained along the way from our conversations, making inquiries, and the responses from other moms who have also been to midwives before. There are many more questions you can ask depending on your situation, but I tried to pull the ones that can be generally applied. (Also keep in mind, it’s best to talk to your own practitioner This is all from my experience!)
My hope is that these make your appointments more thorough and you leave with a sense of knowing if this is the right care provider for you at this point. They can be applied to CPM’s, CNM’s, home birth, birthing centers, and hospital settings, and yes, a lot of them can be asked of an OB or family practitioner as well – and should be!
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