Midwife-aided births represent between 6 and 10 percent of all births in the U.S. and more will be happening at StoneSprings Hospital Center thanks to the latest expansion of its Women’s Services Department.
“Choosing a caregiver is one of the most important decisions a pregnant woman will make. We wanted to support our providers who desired to offer a diversity of services, and give women more options,” stated Dr. Costanza Rutland, the hospital’s Obstetrics Department chair.
Midwifery and the certified nurse-midwives who practice at StoneSprings Hospital aren’t just involved in the birth. They counsel patients on nutrition before and during pregnancy, understanding symptoms, breastfeeding support, and stress management during pregnancy and postpartum.
The midwifery program offers education and support for patients during their pregnancy to help prepare them for labor and birth. Certified nurse-midwives provide personalized support, hydrotherapy, wireless monitoring, aromatherapy, alternative labor and birthing positions, skin to skin after birth, and delayed cord clamping.
Learn more about expanded program at stonespringshospital.com.