No matter what your decision is, it is your choice. But before you decide, make sure you are informed of the breastfeeding benefits for both you and your baby. Joyce Thompson, MS, RN, IBCLC, LCCE, the clinical program manager at the Center for Breastfeeding Lactation Services of K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital, shared some key factors to be aware of.
When pregnancies aren’t routine, you may be referred to a maternal fetal medicine (MFM) specialist for extra care. These high-risk pregnancy experts, also called perinatologists, are OB/GYNs with additional education in diagnosing, monitoring and treating pregnancy complications in women and their unborn children.
Midwives are licensed health care professionals who specialize in women’s reproductive health and childbirth – and although their medical approach and philosophy is somewhat different from that of OB/GYNs, the care that they offer are in many ways similar.