Questions to Ask a Midwife
“I went to Karly for prenatal care and the birth of my first baby. She is extremely experienced and is calm and effective under pressure. My experience during pregnancy and birth would not have been the same without her! As a health professional myself, I feel that Karly is really passionate about her work and genuinely cares for her clients. I'll definitely miss being under her care for pregnancy, birth, postpartum purposes but am looking forward to going to her for well woman visits!
“If I don’t know
I don’t have any.”
- Diana Korte
“If we want to find safe alternatives to obstetrics, we must rediscover midwifery. To rediscover midwifery is the same as giving back childbirth to [families]. And imagine the future if surgical teams were at the service of the midwives and the [families] instead of controlling them.”
- Michel Odent
Congratulations on choosing to have a midwife as part of your care team! Choosing a midwife can be an easy or challenging decision. You may already know the perfect midwife or have a sea of options. Here is an extensive list of questions. Read over the questions and decide which ones apply to you, your situation, your desires, and the type of midwife you’re looking for. We recommend interviewing several midwives. After meeting them and asking your questions, what is your general feeling? How does your partner feel? A good sign would be connection, feelings of excitement, trust, and calm. Uneasiness, trepidation, or uncertainty are good clues that you should continue looking or ask more questions. Trust your intuition!