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What if something goes wrong in labor and I am with my midwife?

What if something goes wrong in labor and I am with my midwife?

Best judgement: Your midwife will use their best judgement. If it's something that they can handle safely, based on their experience and qualifications, then they will do so. If it's over their head (again, in terms of experience and qualifications), then they will get you to the hospital to protect both you and your baby. Best care -use midwives practicing in the hospital birthing center. ...Read more

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How do a midwife and a labor and delivery nurse differ?

How do a midwife and a labor and delivery nurse differ?

Midwife: Midwife actually has the training to carry out uncomplicated deliveries, l&d nurse assist during the labor and delivery. ...Read more

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Do midwife's do any tests when you are in labor?

Yes they do: Like any provider during labor they monitor the mother and the baby's well being, mainly through heart rate and blood pressure monitoring. ...Read more

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Can midwives give you pills during labor?

Can midwives give you pills during labor?

Probably: In most states, certified nurse midwives are independent practitioners with the ability to write prescriptions. They are very well trained. Lay midwives are not licensed and are unable to prescribe medications. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Im oblique lie and im 38weeks 2days any reccomendations my midwife has pretty much said to wait till i go into labour and call straight away?

Im oblique lie and im 38weeks 2days any reccomendations my midwife has pretty much said to wait till i go into labour and call straight away?

No: There are no scientifically valid techniques for alignment of the baby. There are certain manipulations that's some obstetricians can do that may temporarily shift the position. ...Read more

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33wks pregnant.Sometimes i feelmild aches & cramps in my lower abdomen.Need rest.Checked with midwife, no contractions like pre labour.Then why aches?

33wks pregnant.Sometimes i feelmild aches & cramps in my lower abdomen.Need rest.Checked with midwife, no contractions like pre labour.Then why aches?

Being Pregnant: You have a ten pound mass growing in your pelvis. Between the baby and the blood and the fluid and a stretching uterus there is not a lot of room and there will be aches and pains and discomfort. This is pregnancy. ...Read more