Midwife Care

Albany Obstetrics and Gynecology -  - Obstetrics and Gynecology

Albany Obstetrics and Gynecology

Obstetrics and Gynecologist located in Albany, NY

To improve outcomes for our patients and to ensure women have the most supportive, personalized care as they give birth, Albany Obstetrics & Gynecology offers midwife services. At our practice, women have the option to choose to have support through their birthing process provided by a midwife, a physician, or both in high-risk pregnancies. To get the right team around you to bring your baby into the world, call Albany Obstetrics & Gynecology in Albany, New York or schedule your appointment online today.

Midwife Care Q & A

What is a midwife?

Midwives specialize in helping women get the care and support they need to have their baby — and their ideal birthing experience. If you want to give birth as naturally as possible, avoiding a Cesarean section, or you want to make sure you have a caring, compassionate, and educated person to guide you in the birthing room, a midwife could be for you.

Midwives receive extensive training to do their work. They are not, however, licensed doctors. Albany Obstetrics & Gynecology usually recommends midwives for women who are healthy and have experienced no complications during their pregnancy.

What are the benefits of using a midwife?

Involving a midwife in your birthing process ensures you get the warm, nurturing support you deserve as you give birth while helping the birthing process go smoothly. In fact, at Albany Obstetrics & Gynecology we saw tangible, measurable improvement in outcomes for our patients when they integrated midwife care. Specifically, our primary C-section rate dropped from 15% to 9% as soon as we started offering our patients midwife services. 

And your midwife isn’t just a person who joins you in the birthing room. She’s a partner who guides you throughout your pregnancy, helping you make healthy choices for your body and your baby. Your midwife also helps you develop a birth plan so that you can create your ideal birthing experience. 

What’s more, the relationship you build with your midwife can serve you long after you have your baby. On top of offering postnatal care, the midwives at Albany Obstetrics & Gynecology also offer a broad range of gynecological care, including:

  • Annual gynecological exams
  • Family planning
  • Sexually transmitted infection (STI) testing and treatment
  • Adolescent gynecological care
  • Menopausal care

Can a midwife work with a doctor to help me deliver?

Absolutely. In fact, many women choose collaborative care at Albany Obstetrics & Gynecology, meaning you have both a physician and a midwife working with you. With collaborative care, both providers are on call for you and, because they’re both part of the same practice, they keep each other informed about any updates regarding you and your baby. They partner together to bring you the best, most comprehensive care. 

Does a midwife sound like the right partner for you during your pregnancy — and beyond? If so, call Albany Obstetrics & Gynecology, or schedule your appointment online.