Likewise, there are few more important choices when it comes to having a baby, then deciding on a care provider.
These days, most women in the U.S. are attended to by obstetricians. But a growing number of women are choosing midwives, which has long been the more popular route in Europe (Princess Kate has had all three of her babies with midwives).
Examine both options, meet with care providers, and choose the one who makes you feel comfortable, safe, and most of all, heard. Because when it comes to delivery day, you want to be cared for by someone you trust.
It should also be noted, that if any point in your care, you feel your treatment isn’t good enough, that you aren’t being listened to, or you don’t feel your wishes will be respected, it is completely in your power to change care providers. Remember, your doctor or midwife works for you. You hire them and you can definitely fire them.