Giving birth with a midwife in a hospital

Certified Nurse Midwife Naomi Hannah, CNM, explains the process of giving birth with a midwife in a hospital and how it is different than a normal hospital birth
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Giving birth with a midwife in a hospital

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When you choose to have your baby at a hospital, you can have a very different experience if you choose a nurse midwife as your care provider. This is largely because a midwife sees pregnancy, labor and birth as natural processes and they don't necessarily use interventions unless there's a complication. Midwifery care is high touch, low tech care which means that all the technological advances are at your fingertips if you need them but if you believe in natural childbirth and you want to try to have your baby without medication, a midwife is there to support that by offering alternative birth positions and hydro therapy and emotional support but if you decide you do need medication then all of that is at your fingertips as well.

Certified Nurse Midwife Naomi Hannah, CNM, explains the process of giving birth with a midwife in a hospital and how it is different than a normal hospital birth

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Naomi Hannah, CNM

Certified Nurse Midwife

Naomi Hannah is a midwife who has worked in several birth settings: she has been a Doula, a Certified Professional Midwife, a labor and delivery nurse, and is now a Certified Nurse Midwife. Naomi has approached the many facets of birthing from various angles; a birth center, a home birth practice, and currently a hospital-based practice. She lives in Taos, New Mexico, with her partner of 13 years and their two children, Eden who is 10 and Ezra, seven, both born with the help of known donors. Her personal experience and professional skills have made it possible to help other women conceive at home with alternative insemination.  She is also a singer-songwriter who has taught preschool music classes. She enjoys sharing music with her children and watching their musical language unfold. 

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