Health Notes

A Midwife “For the Long Haul”

by admin on April 9, 2014

For women wanting to experience a safe, natural childbirth, midwives are an essential part of the delivery team. It’s a personal approach to care that begins early in a patient’s pregnancy.

Midwives are partners throughout a woman’s pregnancy and during delivery, ensuring a personalized birth experience. They work with each patient to provide the kind of birth experience the family desires, as long as it is safe for mother and baby.

“We’re the constant that she’s known from way back at the beginning of the pregnancy. There’s never a stranger coming to her room,” said Marilyn Lowe, MSN, CNM, at Methodist Physicians Clinic Women’s Center. “We’ve already built the trust factor and now we’re there.

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Childbirth: A Natural Option

by Cece Norton, CNM on March 12, 2014

3-12-14 Natural ChildbirthWhat does it take to have a natural childbirth experience? Trust. Trusting your own body to have the strength and perseverance to do what it was built to do.

Methodist midwives provide family-oriented, safe, personalized, and thorough health care to assure a healthy, positive birthing experience. There are many choices in childbirth and it is ultimately the woman’s decision. Our goal is to make that special life experience a success for both mom and baby.

Learn about midwifery and natural childbirth at Methodist Women’s Hospital in this video.


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