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
In midwifery care, prevention is key to maintaining overall health and well-being for women. This includes regular health screenings, healthy lifestyle choices, and proactive management of any medical conditions. Midwives often emphasize the importance of a balanced diet, regular exercise, stress management, and avoiding harmful substances. They also play a crucial role in educating women about reproductive health, family planning, and prenatal care to prevent complications.
The outlook for women who choose midwifery care is overwhelmingly positive. Midwives provide comprehensive care that supports not just the physical aspects of women’s health, but also their emotional and psychological well-being. This holistic approach often leads to high levels of satisfaction among women who opt for midwifery services. The personalized care and education provided by midwives empower women to make informed decisions about their health, pregnancy, and childbirth, contributing to positive outcomes for both mothers and babies.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Who can access Midwifery Services at May-Grant?
A: Our midwifery services are available to all women seeking personalized, comprehensive care during pregnancy, childbirth, and postpartum. We also provide gynecological care, including annual exams, family planning, and menopausal support, making our services accessible to women at all stages of life.
Q: Can I choose a Midwife if I want a natural birth?
A: Absolutely. If you’re aiming for a natural birth, our midwives are highly skilled in supporting and guiding you through this process. They specialize in creating a supportive environment to facilitate natural birth methods, while also being fully prepared to collaborate with medical teams if additional interventions become necessary.
Q: How do Midwives at May-Grant collaborate with doctors?
A: Our midwives work closely with the obstetricians at May-Grant to ensure a comprehensive, team-based approach to your care. In situations that require medical intervention or present high-risk conditions, our midwives and doctors collaborate to provide the safest, most effective care possible.
Q: What kind of postpartum support is offered by Midwives at May-Grant?
A: Our midwives provide extensive postpartum support, including assistance with breastfeeding, guidance on newborn care, emotional and physical recovery from childbirth, and postpartum health check-ups. They focus on ensuring a healthy and smooth transition for both the mother and the baby during the postpartum period.
Q: Are Midwifery Services at May-Grant covered by insurance?
A: Most insurance plans cover midwifery services, but coverage can vary. We recommend checking with your insurance provider to understand your specific coverage. Our staff can also assist in providing the necessary information for insurance queries.
Q: Can I have a midwife if I have a high-risk pregnancy?
A: Women with high-risk pregnancies can still receive care from our midwives, often in collaboration with our obstetricians. The suitability of midwifery care for high-risk situations is evaluated on a case-by-case basis to ensure the safest approach for both the mother and the baby.
Discover Midwifery Care at May-Grant Obstetrics & Gynecology
Experience the dedicated, personalized care of our midwifery services at May-Grant Obstetrics & Gynecology. Our skilled midwives are ready to support you through pregnancy, childbirth, and beyond, with a focus on your unique health needs and preferences. Don’t wait to receive the comprehensive and compassionate care you deserve. Schedule your appointment today to connect with our midwifery team. Whether you’re starting a family or seeking specialized women’s health care, we’re here to guide you every step of the way. Contact us now to begin your journey with exceptional midwifery care.