A 30-year-old member asked:
are midwife's just able to 'coach' you through birth?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Henry Bloom answered
47 years experience Family Medicine
They do more: Midwives are skillful deliverers of babies, and knowledgeable and compassionate care providers. But they are not fully equipped to deal with the often sudden and unexpected emergencies that often crop up in pregnancy, labor and delivery, without the help of doctors.
Answered on Dec 11, 2014
Dr. John Berryman answered
53 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Midwives duties: "Midwives" are almost always registered nurses or "Advanced Practice Nurses" (APN's), who are trained to treat pregnancies and perform deliveries , and usually have a physician on call for complications which may arise.
Answered on Nov 9, 2018
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