Prenatal care with a midwife

Certified Nurse Midwife, Naomi Hanna, CNM, explains the differences in prenatal care visits with a midwife and a doctor and the added benefits that prenatal care with a midwife has for the woman
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Prenatal care with a midwife

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When you choose a nurse midwife as your care provider, your prenatal visits are likely to be much longer. They allow you more time to talk about your life. A typical prenatal visit with your doctor is five to ten minutes, at most. They are there to make sure you and your baby are okay. Your nurse midwife sees the pregnant woman as a whole person, who has psychological needs, spiritual needs, and sometimes you are the one that is the most trusted in that situation. You are there for them, for however long they need you to be there. If a prenatal visit needs to be 20 or 30 minutes, then a midwife will typically give you that time. That creates a great deal of satisfaction. In fact, studies show that women who choose midwives have a great degree of satisfaction with their care, largely because of the psychological component.

Certified Nurse Midwife, Naomi Hanna, CNM, explains the differences in prenatal care visits with a midwife and a doctor and the added benefits that prenatal care with a midwife has for the woman

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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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