Midwife

If you're considering a natural childbirth, a midwife can be a great healthcare provider to consider. Learn all about what a midwife does, how they are certified, and how they can help you during your pregnancy, labor, and delivery.

Quiz: Is an Ob-Gyn or Certified Nurse-Midwife Right for You?

While there are benefits to both obstetricians and certified nurse-midwives, it's important that you make your decision based on your personal needs and priorities. Take our quiz and find out if an obstetrician or certified nurse-midwife is the right choice for you.

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Birth Stories: Natural Labor

Sarah had an epidural for her first child, but she decided to give birth naturally by having an unmedicated childbirth the second time. Learn more about her story and how the two experiences compared.

Midwives' Credentials

Midwife Elizabeth Stein answers the question, Do all midwives have the same credentials?

Birth Stories: Natural Pain Relief

For her second delivery, Christine decided to use various methods of natural pain relief instead of an epidural. Get her tips on how to give birth drug-free.

Birth Stories: Unmedicated Childbirth

Regina was five days past her due date, but she was determined to have her baby naturally. She shares what she did to avoid being induced and make her birth plan become a reality.

Should You Use a Midwife?

Many women are finding that a midwife can offer a more intimate and nurturing birth experience.

Labor & Delivery: Natural Pain Relief

For moms who don't want to have an epidural, there are ways to get relief naturally. Learn about some tried and true methods to ease your pain.

Real Mom: Our Homebirth Story

After giving birth to baby No. 1 at the hospital in a rather dramatic fashion, Holly Pevzner decided to give birth to baby No. 2 at home. Here she shares why she did it, her preparations for the big day, and the details of her homebirth.

One Mom Chooses an Unmedicated Birth

Find out how one mom managed to get through labor and delivery without any pain medication.

Pregnancy Confidential Podcast Week 16: Home, Hospital or Birthing Center?

Find out what's going on in week 16 of your pregnancy on this podcast episode of Pregnancy Confidential.

Labor & Delivery: Homebirth

Considering a homebirth? This video will help you weigh your options and provide guidance on how to prepare.

What Dads Need to Know About Doulas

A doula can help support your partner during your birth and make your baby's arrival a beautiful, memorable experience for the whole family.

Finding a Doctor or Midwife Checklist

Your doctor or midwife will be a central player in your pregnancy -- so you want to choose the perfect person for the job. Here, a handy checklist that will help you make your choice.

Is a Certified Nurse-Midwife Right for You?

What are the benefits of using a certified nurse-midwife?

A Nurse-Midwife Labor

For women seeking a more natural childbirth, a nurse-midwife may be the answer.

How I Went From Medical Specialists to Midwives

From a high-tech conception to a low-tech delivery, one woman shares the interesting ride that was her journey to motherhood.