Midwives are primary care providers providing comprehensive prenatal care for normal, low-risk pregnancies.
During your pregnancy, your midwives will see you in the clinic regularly, as often as your individual care requires. Usually spaces between visits are longer in the first and second trimesters, and more frequent as your due date approaches. During the COVID-19, some of your visits may be “virtual” via tele- and video-conference, to minimize exposure for your family, and our midwives. Prenatal appointments are generally 30 minutes long, and your support people and children are welcome to join you. Sometimes when a homebirth is planned, the midwives will visit your home to become familiar with the location.
During prenatal appointments you will learn about the changes your body goes through as pregnancy progresses, learn and make decisions about tests offered throughout pregnancy, and have the opportunity to ask questions. Midwives can order all tests, ultrasounds, and most medications pertaining to healthy, low-risk pregnancies.
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