A 39-year-old member asked:
are midwife's just able to 'coach' you through birth?
1 doctor answer
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
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