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Be Choosy - Options for Birth Attendants

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Because pregnancy and delivery is determined by general health, social surroundings, previous reproductive decisions, and more, this all-encompassing care method is often better suited to healthy, happy birthing experiences. Similar to OB/GYNs, FP doctors hold prenatal appointments and assist deliveries in a hospital. It’s likely they will spend more time getting to know you and your family, and are guaranteed (unlike OB/GYNs) to be completely present at your delivery. They don’t personally offer elective C-sections meaning that their rate of surgery is much lower than the national average and their rate of healthy birth outcomes is higher.

A third option for birthing attendants is a midwife. In the next article, I will outline the different types of midwives and why they might be able to offer better care for women. There are so many ways to be pro-choice!

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