Midwifery Specialist

Midwifery Specialist Questions and Answers

The team at Women’s Healthcare of Illinois offers midwifery services to our patients through all stages of pregnancy. Call us today or visit us online to book an appointment. We have locations in Evergreen Park, IL, and Mokena, IL. Our clinic is widely known for “keeping women healthy,” so reach out to us today!

Midwifery Specialist Near Me in Evergreen Park, IL, and Mokena, IL
Midwifery Specialist Near Me in Evergreen Park, IL, and Mokena, IL

Table of Contents:

What are the benefits of midwifery?
What does a midwife do?
Why is it called midwifery?

What are the benefits of midwifery?

Midwives are used for support for women throughout their pregnancy, the birth of their baby, and the first six weeks postpartum.

Using a midwife is an optional service that women can choose to use through their pregnancy and the midwife will work alongside the OBGYN and any other doctors that the patient is under the care of.

Midwives are focused on the health and wellbeing of their patients and will work with their patients on helping them work through all decisions related to their prenatal care, the birth of their baby, and their postnatal care.

A midwife looks at themselves as their client’s partner in their journey to being a mother and acknowledges and allow their patient to be the leader in all decisions regarding their care.

With that in mind, a midwife is focused on ensuring their clients have all of the necessary information so they can make an educated and informed decision on their care.

There are a wide variety of screenings and testing options available to pregnant women and their midwife will provide them with all of the information needed to make a decision about the tests they need.

The midwife will walk their patients through the risks and benefits of the tests, the purpose of the test and what it is looking for, how it is performed, and what the advantages or disadvantages of the test are.

The midwife will also support their clients in their decision about where they want to give birth.

They are able to attend and oversee births outside of a hospital environment, with specific training to be the only medical professional on-site for this type of birth.

They can also attend births that take place in the hospital, with many patients of midwives being discharged from the hospital as soon as possible and placed into the midwife’s care at home.

What does a midwife do?

A midwife can be used by a pregnant woman as a partner in her journey through pregnancy, childbirth, and the early days of her baby’s life.

A midwife works very closely with their clients to ensure that the woman has all of the information and facts about every aspect of her pregnancy in order to make decisions about her care.

The decision-making is left up to the patient, and the midwife is responsible for providing the patient with the information and support in making those decisions.

The midwife will provide details around screenings and tests that can be performed, including the reason for the test, how it is performed, any risks, and what the advantages or disadvantages of the test would be.

A midwife will also monitor their patient throughout her pregnancy to ensure that the baby is growing and developing as it should, that the woman is healthy and taking care of herself, and really be an advocate for the patient throughout her pregnancy.

At Women’s Healthcare of Illinois, we have a team of midwives who are focused on providing their clients with the utmost care throughout their pregnancy, both for the patient herself and for her baby, during her pregnancy, childbirth, and following the birth of her baby.

Why is it called midwifery?

The word “midwife” is broken down to mean “with a woman”.

In Old English mid means with and wife means woman, which perfectly describes the role of a midwife in the care of her pregnant client.

A midwife has training as a health professional focused on supporting women through all of the stages of their pregnancy, including labor, delivery, and care of the baby for the first few weeks of life.

Women who have had no complications throughout their pregnancy can choose to have a midwife as their primary source of prenatal care and can also use a midwife for the birth of their baby when the birth is planned to take place outside of a hospital.

Midwives can support women with a hospital birth as well, advocating for their patients when and where needed.

The team at Women’s Healthcare of Illinois offers midwife services to their patients through all stages of their pregnancy. We serve patients from Evergreen Park IL, Mokena IL, Chicago Ridge IL, Oak Lawn IL, Hickory Hills IL, Bridgeview IL, and Bedford Park IL.

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Evergreen Park, IL

  • 9730 S. Western Ave. Suite 700 Evergreen Park, IL 60805
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Mokena, IL

  • 10260 W. 191st St. Suite 100 Mokena, IL 60448
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