Pregnancy is a very personal experience for women. If you wish for a more natural birth, you may choose midwifery services to assist you with your pregnancy, delivery, and postpartum care. May-Grant Obstetrics & Gynecology has been serving the Greater Lancaster, Pennsylvania, area for more than 50 years and has helped many women bring their children into the world with midwifery services.
What is a Midwife?
A midwife is a medical professional who helps pregnant women bring their babies into the world. May-Grant Obstetrics & Gynecology is a full-service women’s health practice with several certified nurse midwives (CNM). The CNMs are independent healthcare providers who received additional practical training so they can provide you with the most advanced care during pregnancy that’s focused on you and the health of your baby.
What are Midwifery Services?
The midwifery services at May-Grant Obstetrics & Gynecology provide you with the same care as a medical OB/GYN, taking care of all your pregnancy needs before, during, and after the birth of your baby.
Midwifery services may include:
- Preconception care
- Prenatal exams and tests
- Monitoring of your physical and emotional health throughout your pregnancy
- Education on diet, medication, and exercise
- Delivery of your baby
- Postpartum follow-up care
- Annual GYN exams including Pap testing and STD screening
- Birth control information and implementation
Your midwife can also admit and discharge you from the hospital and make the necessary referrals to other healthcare professionals when needed.
The midwives at May-Grant Obstetrics & Gynecology also have access to some of the best OB/GYNs in the area to manage any high-risk pregnancy needs.
What Can I Expect from Midwifery Services?
You can expect attentive and competent care from the midwifery services at May-Grant Obstetrics & Gynecology. Your midwife is an expert in normal baby delivery and works closely with you to make sure you and your baby are well taken care of throughout your pregnancy for a safe and natural delivery.
What are the Benefits of Midwifery Services?
You can expect many benefits when you choose midwifery services at May-Grant Obstetrics & Gynecology. The benefits of midwifery services include:
- Less likely to be induced
- Minimal use of anesthesia
- Lower risk of severe perineal tears
- More likely to breastfeed
Midwives also tend to provide more education focused on prevention and wellness. For a natural birth focused on you and your baby’s health, call May-Grant Obstetrics & Gynecology or schedule an appointment online.