Find Doctor – Midwife – Doula
Find an OB/Gyn Doctor or Midwife
How to Find a Doctor:
The best way to find an Obstetrician or baby doctor is to go to your insurance company, find a doctor page. That way you can be assured that the doctor you choose is covered by your insurance.
has excellent resources for finding a Certified Nurse Midwife (CNMs) who can deliver babies and give you very personal care during your pregnancy and delivery. CNMs are fully covered by insurance and often work in association with a Birthing Center.
Find A Birth Center
"Birth Centers invite you to receive personalized, family-centered care from holistic, professional, health care providers. Birth Centers are a place that gives you a caring, warm, and home-like environment where you are supported and respected as well as safe and secure. Birth centers welcome your children, your parents, and your friends so you can decide who will be with you or near you as you give birth." AABC webpage.
Find a Doula :
a trained professional who provides continuous physical, emotional and informational support to a mother before, during and shortly after childbirth to help her achieve the healthiest, most satisfying experience possible.
Child birth classes help you prepare for birth. Taking a class with your partner can educate you both on what to expect. Lamaze International is a non-profit organization that brings helps you find a child birth class or other resources for parents.
What should you expect during labor and delivery? If it is your 1st time delivering read what some other moms and health professionals have to say about this experience to help prepare yourself for birth.
Find a Doctor, Midwife or Doula using these trustworthy resources. These are selective links to trustworthy Health Professional websites such as the American College of Nurse Midwives, Doula International, and American Association for Birthing Centers and Lamaze International. These organizations are not for profit and are direct contacts to health professionals.
Use their tools to find a Doctor, Midwife or Doula in the area in which you live.