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Maternity Providers

Understanding the different models of care for giving birth is essential to understanding your rights to your best birth experience.

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ASK: What is an independent birth center?

What Is an Independent Birth Center "A true birth center is an independent facility independent of a hospital. Many places can call themselves birth centers,...
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ASK: What should I be looking for when choosing a birth center to deliver...

Choosing a Birth Center "When you're looking for a birth center to deliver your baby in, I would think some of the most important factors...
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ASK: How do I know if I am a good fit to give birth...

Can I have a Birth Center Birth? "As long as if you're using a freestanding birth center, you really want to make sure that you've...
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ASK: How do I approach choosing either a doctor or a midwife to be...

Choosing a Doctor or Midwife for Birth "How do you choose between a doctor and a midwife to take care of you? Well, you've got...
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ASK: If I want a midwife as my provider but I’m told I’m high...

Midwifery Model for High-Risk Pregnancy "If the question is I want to have a midwifery model of care for my pregnancy and hopefully for my...
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ASK: I’m pregnant and I don’t have any health insurance, What are my options?

Pregnant with no Health Insurance Currently under the law, if you don't have any insurance, there are some options for you. Definitely call Medicaid. Definitely...
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ASK: What happens if complications arise during my labor that my midwife isn’t trained...

Midwives an Obstetrical Emergencies "What do you do if you have a midwife that's taking care of you during your labor and you have an...
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ASK: What is the difference between a CPM and CNM Midwife- Does it matter...

Difference Between a (Certified Professional Midwife) CPM and a CNM (Certified Nurse Midwife) "CPM stands for Certified Professional Midwife. CPM's are certified by the North...
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ASK: I’m pregnant, how do I obtain Medicaid?

Medicaid In Pregnancy "So we'd get asked a lot from people who don't really know, how do you obtain Medicaid? If you can get a...