There are many medical professionals who can deliver a baby. Traditionally, pregnant women had their babies delivered by either their family physician or their obstetrician. These days women have another choice; a midwife.
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Midwives are becoming an increasingly popular choice due to their alternative way of viewing the birthing process. Many midwives offer more options such as water births or even a home birth. Another option who can deliver a baby would be your gynaecologist.
Midwives, rarely encourage pain medicine, have a lower rate of caesarian sections, and promote a closer more personal birth than a traditional doctor. Although this seems like a dream come true to many women, there are still many benefits to a gynaecologist delivering your baby.
We find seven reasons why a gynae might be your best choice on the next page…