What do I talk to my midwife about?
What do I talk to my midwife about?
Questions you might like to ask a private midwife about the care they will provide during labour and the birth of your baby may include:
- What things can I do to manage my pain at home?
- How do I prepare my home for giving birth?
- How do you monitor me and my baby during labour?
What questions should I ask at my first antenatal appointment?
What happens at the first antenatal appointment? Your midwife or doctor will ask you questions about your health such as any illnesses, medications, operations and other pregnancies and what happened. They will also ask about your family’s medical history. You might also be asked whether you smoke or use other drugs.
What should I ask my midwife in home birth?
*What is your training and certification (CNM, CPM, PM or Lay-midwife)?…Questions to ask yourself:
- How does a visit with this midwife make you feel?
- Is the midwife able to fully address any concerns you have? How about the concerns of your partner?
- Do you feel comfortable in their presence? With them in your home?
What should I ask my midwife at 38 weeks?
What You Can Expect:
- Ask about your eating habits.
- Ask about your sleeping habits.
- Ask if you’ve received your cord-blood collection kit, if you’re planning to store your baby’s cord blood.
- Check your weight and blood pressure.
- Measure the height of your uterus to gauge your baby’s growth.
- Check your baby’s heart rate.
Can you request a new midwife?
Yes, if you don’t feel comfortable with your midwife you can ask for a different midwife. Write or call the Head of Midwifery at your local maternity unit or call the hospital switchboard and speak to a Supervisor of Midwives. You can request a different midwife, and you don’t have to give a reason unless you want to.
How do you express Antenatally?
Antenatally, you’ll only need to express for three to five minutes—just until you have a few drops of colostrum. It may not seem very much, but a baby’s first feed is no more than a teaspoon of colostrum. By expressing up to three times in a day, you can express enough for a feed.
When did childbirth become safe?
Though hospital births were believed to be safer, there was no decrease in maternal mortality between hospital and home births until the 1940s. Despite strides in obstetric knowledge, practical training in medical school remained limited in the first decades of the 20th century.
Can I call my midwife at any time?
When can I call my midwife? You should be able to call a midwife 24 hours a day. Your midwife will give you the contact details. It may not be a midwife you know, but there will always be someone on call.
How soon after my first midwife appointment is scan?
You’ll have your first scan at 12 weeks unless there’s a reason for you to have one earlier. Your midwife will book you in for your 12-week scan at this appointment.
What to ask during a midwifery job interview?
The interview is not just a test of how well you answer a few questions but also of how you conduct yourself. Your body language, personality, and attire have a big impact on the kind of impression you make on the interviewer. Be absolutely clear as to why you wish to be a midwife and what motivates you to choose midwifery as a career.
Why did my midwife ask me so many questions?
Why?” I got all defensive and said that well, I had asked the questions I thought were important, and I’m pretty informed about birth and doesn’t he respect anything to do with intuition?
What should I ask my doctor if I’m Pregnant?
Ask questions about the likelihood of you having a normal birth. Ask early and often. Let your doctor or midwife know you’re committed to having a normal birth. Be sure to ask specifically about vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC) rates if you have had a previous c-section.
Can you go to a hospital with a midwife?
Note that some hospitals restrict the number of births booked by midwives, so if that quota is filled at the midwifery practice you’re looking at, you may have to find another that is accepting hospital births.
Do you really know what a midwife does?
A midwife is simply a person who is trained in assisting with childbirth. Usually, a midwife may also assist with health checkups during pregnancy and sometimes with health checks of both mom and baby after birth. Well, that is the definition of a midwife. In addition, emotionally, a midwife can be great support both before, during and after childbirth.
What do you need to know about midwives?
5 things to know about midwives Only 8 percent of births in the United States are attended by midwives. Research shows that people who use midwives often lead to better outcomes for mothers and babies. Midwives treat women without children too. There are four kinds of midwives that range in schooling and certifications. The majority of midwives practice in hospital settings.
What qualifications do you need for midwifery?
- At least 5 GCSEs at pass grades and above
- 2-3 A-Levels (ideally including one Science-based subject)
- A Midwifery degree which is approved by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC)
- Registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC)
- Continuing Professional Development
Should you use a midwife?
Using a midwife is just as safe as using a doctor. Studies show that moms who use midwives have increased access to prenatal care, lower rates of cesarean births and obstetric interventions, and babies with higher birth weights.