midwife vs. ob/gyn - page 2

I noticed recently that some local hospitals are looking for CNMs, and I was wondering who tends to look for midwives vs. an ob/gyn? Why would someone choose one over the other? Anything you can tell... Read More

  1. by   HeartsOpenWide
    Quote from KellNY
    Mnay people want a CNM over a ob/gyn because they don't feel that they need to see a surgeon for their healthy, normal pregnancy. Midwives tend to be more patient, more open to natural remedies, more into allowing the woman to make decisions regarding her pregancy, labor and delivery, and most CNMs having worked as RNs tend to be stronger pt advocates.

    I personally wouldn't see an OB unless I had a major medical problem.

    Hope this helps a little.
    :yeahthat: Took the words right out of my mouth.

    Midwife means "with woman"
    Obstetrician comes from the Latin word obstare meaning "to stand by"

    I would not have an O.B. unless I had a complicated pregnancy. Period.
  2. by   ElvishDNP
    Quote from HeartsOpenWide
    :yeahthat: Took the words right out of my mouth.

    Midwife means "with woman"
    Obstetrician comes from the Latin word obstare meaning "to stand by"

    I would not have an O.B. unless I had a complicated pregnancy. Period.
    Same Latin root as "obstacle." Apropos sometimes!

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