Our local health writer writes about some of our mother-friendly options, Certified Nurse Midwives, Certified Professional Midwives, and class instructors. A neglected topic in news, Sanchez writes that “about 10 percent of births attended by midwives result in cesarean sections, compared with 31 percent with obstetricians.” She also compares costs of midwifery care vs. obstetrical care. If you are low-risk, have you considered your options for your pregnancy and birth? And no, a midwife attended birth may not be like what you think. Read this article.
On a personal note, one of these women is my midwife, one of these women is my client, and one of these women is one of our local leaders of the Nashville Birth Network.