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What should I consider when determining if I want a midwife?
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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
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If you want to have your deliver at the hospital, midwives usually enjoy a back up support of obgyn physicians and do a great job as a whole.
They seem to be more protective of their patients, which some patients like. They usually take more time and seem to have a more personal approach than physicians. Home deliveries done by midwives carry some risks, so if you are willing to accept - go for it.

In brief: Different things
If you want to have your deliver at the hospital, midwives usually enjoy a back up support of obgyn physicians and do a great job as a whole.
They seem to be more protective of their patients, which some patients like. They usually take more time and seem to have a more personal approach than physicians. Home deliveries done by midwives carry some risks, so if you are willing to accept - go for it.
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