There’s no better time to find out what a midwife’s role is because this week is National Midwifery Week.
“A huge part of midwifery care is education and we give –empowering moms with knowledge is huge–that’s a huge part of our job,” said certified nurse midwife Kerena Saltzgiver.
Saltzgiver has been a midwife for four and a half years. She says midwifery care takes a more holistic approach.
“I provide care for women from teens adolescents all the way up to pre-partum post menopausal women,” said Saltzgiver.
Jessica Stellberg-Filbert now a mother of two gave birth to her youngest son 13 months ago but even though the time has passed she can’t stay away from the midwives that guided her pregnancy.
“Right after having my son I felt like I wanted to get pregnant again so I could come and see them again because their just such sweet ladies,” said Stellberg-Filbert.
She says going the midwifery route was a much better option for her versus the route she took when she had her first child.
“The care that I got there it just seemed very medical — it was very pathologized– birth seemed like a procedure,” said Stellberg-Filbert.
Katelyn Denne who gave birth to a healthy little girl just one day ago agrees.
“She was born on October 3rd at 2:04a.m — so she’s about a day old… ,” said Denne.
“They’re just really willing to work with whatever ideas that you have if bring them a piece of research that you have found on–oh I have –thought that this food or read that this food was good for this –what are you’re thoughts they’re really open to listening to that,” said Denne.
but it’s ultimately up to you to decide.